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: The Vivo Quartet

June 22, 2019 – 10:35 am | 8 views
IMG_9172 From 06/22/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society winners Enoch Hsiao (18), Carolyn Carr (17), Futen Wang (17), and Yunshu Li (16), all of North Allegheny High School, perform as The Vivo Quartet.

Youth Express: HOPE For Tomorrow

June 22, 2019 – 10:05 am | 6 views
IMG_9166 From 06/22/2019: H.O.P.E. For Tomorrow camp counselors Amajah Hall (17, Pittsburgh CAPA), Jair Johnson-Mendoza (17, Nazareth Prep), Mya Quarles (14, Pittsburgh Obama) and David Wilson (14, Propel Montour) along with Executive Director Keysha Gomez, and family members Malachi and Jasmine.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Competition Winners: The Hoppo Duo

June 15, 2019 – 10:35 am | 15 views
IMG_9109 From 06/15/2019:  Pittsburgh Concert Society 2019 Young Artists Competition Winners The Hoppo Duo featuring Maine (12th grade) and Sora Hoppo (9th grade) from North Allegheny.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner Nathan Magley

June 8, 2019 – 10:35 am | 22 views
Nathan_Magley From 06/08/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Winner Nathan Magley (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) with selections on clarinet accompanied by Billie-Jo Miller.

Interview: Luminari Summer Camps, Susan Brozek Scott & Gina Catanzarite

June 8, 2019 – 7:50 am | 7 views
Luminari Logo From 06/08/2019: Susan Brozek Scott and Gina Catanzarite with details on Luminari summer camp opportunities for youth.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Trios

June 1, 2019 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_9081 Center for Young Musicians trio groups feature Alexa Bronkaj on violin (12, St. Mary Queen of Apostles), Yazan Alissa on cello (12, Winchester Thurston School), Clara Yuo on piano (12, Providence Heights Alpha School), Elliott Drake on cello (12, Ross Elementary), Alena Gurevich on violin (13, Sewickley Academy) and Abby Bojalad on piano (13, Sewickley Academy).

Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

June 1, 2019 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_9073 From 6/1/19 - Shane Religa and Josiah (6th grade, homeschooled) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Erica Strafalace

In Studio Popup: Tom Roberts Remembers Leon Redbone

June 1, 2019 – 9:05 am | 67 views
IMG_9072 Tom Roberts with a tribute to Leon Redbone.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, the Finestra Quintent

May 25, 2019 – 10:35 am | 11 views
IMG_9054 From 05-25-2019: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Finestra Quintet featuring Mei Hommes on violin (10th grade, Trinity Christian School), Maeve Southard-Wray on violin (10th grade, homeschool), Rowan Belt on piano (11th grade, homeschool), Nora Caballero on viola (12th grade, Winchester Thurston School) and Mirra Rasmussen on cello (12th grade, Chartiers Valley High School).

Youth Express: Kentucky Avenue School

May 25, 2019 – 10:05 am | 16 views
IMG_9050 From 05-25-2019: Kentucky Avenue School 5th graders Isa Kulick, and Harry McElhattan on projects and accomplishments from their school year.