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More about Lou Chen

Trenton Arts at Princeton (TAP) is the University's coordinator of arts outreach activities in the Greater Trenton area. TAP is a collaboration between the Department of Music, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Pace Center for Civic Engagement. As TAP Program Manager, Lou has three primary responsibilities: 1) running TAP's Saturday Morning Arts program, through which Trenton students and Princeton student volunteers can participate in Trenton Youth Orchestra, Singers, or Dancers; 2) supervising TAP's collaborative projects, including the Neighborhood Project, Princeton University Concerts' educational outreach program; and 3) advising the Trenton Arts Fellows, a group of Princeton students who are designing and implementing arts service projects in collaboration with the Trenton Public Schools.

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 served as Founder/Director of the Trenton Youth Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia, Outreach Director of the Princeton Chamber Music Society, and Founder/Director of the TCHS-Princeton University Collaborative Concert Series. He also studied conducting with Dr. Ruth Ochs. 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, Venezuela's publicly-financed music education program, alongside Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and Anne Fitzgibbon of the Harmony Program. He also maintains a strong interest in politics, having served as an op-ed columnist for the Daily Princetonian and an intern 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