Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

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Youth Express: Pittsburgh Music Academy, Cellists

February 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 75 views
IMG_5324 From 02/03/2018: Pittsburgh Music Academy cellists Madeleine Whitewolf (12, Carson Middle School), Sarah Voigt (11, O'Hara Elementary), Helayna Baer (13, Springdale Jr./Sr. High School), David Shi (12, Marshall Middle School), Sophie Meloy (12, Mellon Middle School) and Tad Swanson (14, Hampton High School) along with instructors Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings.

In Studio Pop-up: Chatham Baroque, Andrew Fouts

February 3, 2018 – 8:35 am | 79 views
IMG_5322 From 02/03/2018: Andrew Fouts (violin) with solo selections by J.S. Bach in advance of the next Chatham Baroque Peanut Butter and Jam Session for preschoolers and families, 2/10 (10 and 11:30 am), Calvary Episcopal Church.

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy 2017-2018

February 2, 2018 – 12:16 pm | 68 views
File Feb 02, 10 54 27 AM In the 2017/2018 school year, students at the Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic Academy radio club learned how to write and record features for radio.

Woodland Hills Prime Time 2017-2018

February 1, 2018 – 3:15 am | 249 views
wh logo 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Woodland Hills Jr. High School's Prime Time After School program learn the basics of audio production while expressing and reflecting on their personal experiences. February has begun! Scroll down in the embedded player and listen to our Radio Clubbers read a selection of famous African American literature!

Live Music: The Danny McGoo Band

January 27, 2018 – 11:05 am | 94 views
IMG_5310_banner From 01/27/2018: The Danny McGoo Band featuring folk/country tunes on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Competition Winner, Enoch Hsiao

January 27, 2018 – 10:35 am | 93 views
IMG_5308 From 01/27/2018: Pianist and Pittsburgh Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto competition winner Enoch Hsiao (16, North Allegheny High School).

Youth Express: Alex Weibel

January 27, 2018 – 10:05 am | 97 views
IMG_5305 From 01/27/2018: Alex Weibel (12th grade, Montour High School) performing on guitar and dobro.

2018 GRAMMY Nominee: Justin Roberts

January 27, 2018 – 8:05 am | 160 views
Justin-Roberts_Lemonade From 01/27/2018: Justin Roberts on his album, Lemonade, nominated for this year's GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album.

2018 WQED Writer’s Contest Promos

January 23, 2018 – 4:11 pm | 76 views
writeon_soundcloud-01 Listen to promos for the 2018 WQED PBS Kids Writer's Contest recorded by past winners!

Live Music: Appalasia

January 20, 2018 – 11:05 am | 94 views
IMG_5299_banner From 01/20/2018: Live music with Appalasia along with details of their performance at the Mattress Factory (1/23, 7 pm, presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh) in conjunction with a screening of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble