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Trenton Music Makers
During the 2022-2023 Season, CPNJ hosted Trenton Music Makers' most advanced orchestra prior to our March concert at the War Memorial. They were treated to a master class given by three of our musicians, had the opportunity to perform a curtain-raiser for our audience, and were all given a complimentary ticket to the concert.
The Trenton Children’s Chorus
CPNJ was able to provide an excellent experience for the Trenton Children's Chorus in our production of Nutcracker. They worked with Maestro Daniel Spalding in a rehearsal at their venue before the dress rehearsal at the War Memorial. Having the chance to sing with a professional orchestra for the American Repertory Ballet was certainly memorable for these young aspiring musicians.
Sprout University of the Arts
Sprout U School of the Arts engages children from infancy to grade 12 in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through an adventurous, experiential curriculum. Every season, CPNJ offers complimentary tickets to Sprout U students and their families. We have also brought a small group of our orchestra musicians to the school and given educational music presentations.
International Charter School of Trenton
International Charter School of Trenton was created to provide a quality elementary education for Trenton City residents. CPNJ has given many in-school programs to their students. This past season, we brought principal dancers from ARB along with 5 of our orchestra musicians and presented parts of the NUTCRACKER to their students. ARB’s dance captain also worked with the students and taught them the basic positions in ballet!
The Father Center
Building a foundation of hope for the future, The Father Center of New Jersey provides innovative programs and services to support men in meeting the responsibilities of fatherhood. CPNJ has provided complimentary concert tickets to this group so that families can enjoy our concerts together.
Culture is Key Trenton
This organization was founded to build a personal and community wide expectation of excellence for young men and women of color ages 6-18, while raising their self-confidence and self-worth through mentorship-based programming. Our programming is developed to build the knowledge of participants’ culture and access to excellence. CPNJ has provided complimentary tickets to their participants for all of our concerts this past season, helping them to fulfill their goals.