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More about Lou Chen

renton Arts at Princeton (TAP) is the University's coordinator of co-curricular arts outreach activities in the Greater Trenton area. As TAP Program Manager, Lou has three primary responsibilities: 1) running the Saturday Morning Arts program, through which Trenton students and Princeton student volunteers can participate in Trenton Youth Orchestra, Singers, Dancers, or Theater; 2) developing Collaborative Projects with campus partners, who range from Princeton University Concerts to ODUS; and 3) advising the Trenton Arts Fellows, a group of Princeton students who serve as Student Leaders for the Saturday Morning Arts groups and gather weekly to discuss issues relating to the arts, equity, and education.


Originally from San Bernardino, CA, Lou is a 2019 graduate of Princeton University, where he received his bachelor's degree (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Music with Certificates in Conducting Performance and American Studies. While a student, he founded the Trenton Youth Orchestra, studied conducting with Dr. Ruth Ochs, and conducted several different ensembles, including the Princeton University Sinfonia, Orchestra, and pit orchestras for the Princeton University Players. A strong advocate for accessible music education, in January 2019 Lou was invited by Princeton University Concerts to participate in a panel discussion on El Sistema alongside Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and Anne Fitzgibbon of the Harmony Program. He also maintains a strong interest in politics, having interned in both local and national government.


A.B. in Music (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Princeton University

Semester Abroad at the University of Oxford

Recognition & Awards

Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts

A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award

Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence

Santos-Dumont Prize for Innovation