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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Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!


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Youth Express: Hope Academy Jazz Ensemble

April 13, 2019 – 10:35 am | 14 views
Hope Academy From 4/13/2019: Hope Academy musicians Anthony Watkins (11, Brentwood Middle School), Sebastian Wilburn (11, Sacred Heart), Matteo Wilburn (13, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Silas Perry (13, Environmental Charter School) with jazz selections along with instructor of Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Pianists

April 13, 2019 – 10:05 am | 21 views
Center for Young Musicians 2 Center for Young Musicians pianists Hannah Singhi (10, Glen Montessori), Patti Szabo (12, Kentucky Avenue School), Sofi Clavijo(9), Sami Alissa(10) and Yazan Alissa(12) of Winchester Thurston.

In Studio Pop-Up: Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan

April 13, 2019 – 8:35 am | 14 views
Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan Ida Bagus Anom Suryawan along with Pitt Ethnomusicologist Meghan Hynson, with details on demonstrations and performances by Anom through the Pitt Asian Studies Center.

Youth Express: Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band

April 6, 2019 – 10:35 am | 18 views
Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band 4-6 The Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band featuring Ben Wade on mandolin (10th grade), Lilli Gadd on bass (11th grade), Jacob McPhail on banjo (12th grade), Norman Lee on dobro (12th grade), Michael Drury on guitar (12th grade) and Amelia Cianelli on fiddle (12th grade) under the direction of Bob Turbanic.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater

April 6, 2019 – 10:05 am | 51 views
PMT_Fiddler-on-the-Roof Pittsburgh Musical Theater performers Neve Goldberg (6th grade, Falk School), Clara McGough (7th grade, Independence Middle School), Elana Padnos (7th grade, Dorseryville Middle School), Ashley Wallace, and Paulina Sanchez (7th grade, David E. Williams Middle School) previewing Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., 4/11 to,4/14, Gargaro Theater

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

April 6, 2019 – 9:35 am | 12 views
BBS of Gtr Pgh- Nas From 4/6/2019: Kacie and Vince Angelo and Nas (7th grade, Mellon Middle School) on their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff Kristine Pace

In Studio Pop-Up: Pittsburgh Public Theater

April 6, 2019 – 8:35 am | 25 views
Pittsburgh Public Theater Shaun Hall of Pittsburgh Public Theater and actor Evan Vay (11th grade, Hampton High School) with details on youth summer camp opportunities.

Youth Express: APOST Youth Advocates

March 30, 2019 – 10:35 am | 30 views
APOST Youth Advocates Jocelyn Inlay or United Way along with Joel Casey (16) who traveled to Harrisburg with APOST this week to advocate for after-school programming and educate representatives about its importance.

Youth Express: Snowdonia

March 23, 2019 – 10:35 am | 54 views
Snowdonia 1 Teen band Snowdonia comprised of Pittsburgh CAPA students Adam Peters (17), Jake Epstein (16), Kaden Thompson (17), Atticus Crowley (17), Dinah DeVault (16), and Desmond Rucker (17) perform live in our studio.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh CAPA Antithesis

March 23, 2019 – 9:35 am | 30 views
CAPA Antithesis 4 Live music from the Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Antithesis contemporary music ensemble