Saturday Morning Arts (Trenton Arts at Princeton)

Our Saturday Morning Arts (SMArts) program was founded to establish a community where Trenton and Princeton students can gather regularly to create art together. Trenton students and Princeton student volunteers can participate in one of four SMArts groups: Trenton Youth Dancers, Orchestra, Singers, or Theater. 

Rehearsals take place every Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, in the Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University. Members get to know each other as they enjoy free breakfast, lunch, and busing to/from rehearsal. We open each rehearsal with a performance and Q&A featuring a Princeton student group. 

Trenton Youth Dancers (TYD) is a co-curricular dance program for Trenton Central High School students. To participate, you must be a student in the TCHS Dance Department or at Ninth Grade Academy. If you are interested in enrolling, please email TYD director Rachel Schwartz at rsis@princeton.edu.

Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO) is a string orchestra for Trenton area high school students. To participate, you must be a member of the Trenton Central High School Orchestra. We are also accepting a select number of Hamilton High School West and Nottingham High School students. If you are interested in enrolling, please email TYO director Lou Chen at lychen@princeton.edu.

Trenton Youth Singers (TYS) is a choir for Trenton middle school students. To participate, you must be a student at a Trenton middle school. If you are interested in enrolling, please email TYS Director Mariana Gorichi Gomez at mcgomez@princeton.edu.

Trenton Youth Theater (TYT) is a co-curricular theater program for Trenton Central High School students. To participate, you must be a student in the TCHS Theater Department or at Ninth Grade Academy. If you are interested in enrolling, please email TYT Director Victoria Davidjohn at vcd@princeton.edu.


 

Application

TYD

TYO

TYS

TYT

Eligibility

TYD

  • Must be a student in the TCHS Dance Department or at Ninth Grade Academy

TYO

  • Must be a member of the Trenton Central High School Orchestra
  • We are also accepting a select number of Hamilton High School West and Nottingham High School students

TYS

  • Must be a student at a Trenton middle school

TYT

  • Must be a student in the TCHS Theater Department or at Ninth Grade Academy