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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 Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Eric Wang

June 17, 2017 – 10:05 am | 181 views
IMG_3629 From 06/17/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner Eric Wang (13) of Ingomar Middle School with selections on piano.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Pianists

June 10, 2017 – 10:35 am | 217 views
IMG_3565 From 06/10/2017: Center for Young Musicians pianists Kenzie Bucchi (5, Montessori), Andrew Li (11, Haine Middle School), Ben Capozzi, Carson Jacob, and Oleg Hartman (13, Providence Heights Alpha) with instructor Sonia Tripathi.

Youth Express: Devin Moore & James Cunningham, Pittsburgh Concert Society

June 10, 2017 – 10:05 am | 409 views
IMG_3559 From 06/10/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winners Devin Moore (18, Chartiers Valley graduate) and James Cunningham (17, CAPA graduate) with selections on viola.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge, Woodland Hills Academy

June 3, 2017 – 10:35 am | 330 views
IMG_3553 From 06/03/2017: Woodland Hills Academy 6th graders Tommy Bellows, Ethan DeCrosta, Carson Hertrick and Tommy Kristian discussing their participation and honors from the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society, Yosen and Futen Wang

June 3, 2017 – 10:05 am | 193 views
IMG_3546 From 06/03/2017: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winners Yosen (17) and Futen (15) Wang (North Allegheny) with duets on piano.

Youth Express: Way of the Saxophone

May 27, 2017 – 11:05 am | 217 views
IMG_3539 From 05/27/2017: Way of the Saxophone, featuring 15-year-old saxophonists Brenden Stilwell (Canon-McMillan), Kate Hardy, Nicole Esselstyn (both of Peters Township), and Alex Grove (17, Canon-McMillan) along with instructor from David's Music House, Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Indigo Quartet

May 27, 2017 – 10:35 am | 264 views
IMG_3533 From 05/27/2017: The Indigo Quartet, in collaboration with Youth Chamber Connection, featuring 9th graders Sein Lee and Leila Fanien (violinists, Mt. Lebanon), Futen Wang (violist, North Allegheny) and 11th grader Jaemin Lee (cellist, North Allegheny)

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

May 27, 2017 – 10:05 am | 309 views
IMG_3527 From 05/27/2017: Tom Duer & Samir (11, Dilworth) on their relationship brought about by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with Kristine Pace

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Perry, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 11:35 am | 273 views
IMG_3500 From 05/20/2017: Pittsburgh Perry 9th grader Jazmine (15) on her year-long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project.

Youth Express: Manchester Academic Charter School, YMAP

May 20, 2017 – 10:35 am | 190 views
IMG_3498 From 05/20/2017: Trey (12), an 8th grade student at Manchester Academic Charter School, talks about his year long project as part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project along with Brashear students involved with YMAP at their school.