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: ARYSE Academy

September 23, 2017 – 10:35 am | 25 views
IMG_4778 From 09/23/2017: ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education) Congolese students Deborah Mwadi (15) and Shaelida Mujinga (19) at Brashear High School with poetry and conversation along with ARYSE interns Varsha Ramasubramanian and Isabelle Ouyang and executive director, Jenna Baron.

Youth Express: The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute

September 23, 2017 – 10:05 am | 21 views
IMG_4775 From 09/23/2017: Ashley Lynn Priore (12th grade, The Ellis School) with details on The Queen's Gambit Chess Institute, a new initiative to help chess reach more young people throughout the region.

YX: The Electric Army

September 16, 2017 – 10:35 am | 156 views
IMG_4768 From 09/16/2017: Live music with local teen rock band The Electric Army, featuring Mason Miller (16, Winchester Thurston), Zack Wolynn (14, St. Edmunds), Shane Cranor (16, Pittsburgh Sci-Tech) and brothers Finn and Riley Deringor (13 and 16), Pittsburgh Sci-Tech.

YX: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

September 16, 2017 – 10:05 am | 238 views
IMG_4765 From 09/16/2017: Big Brother John Poglinco and Little Brother Vinny (12, Natrona Heights) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: The Golden Quintet

September 9, 2017 – 10:35 am | 168 views
IMG_4690 From 09/09/2017: The Golden Quintet featuring saxophonists Luke Will (14, Peters High School), Dante Compagni (13, Ringgold Middle School), Matthias Feitt (11, McMurray Elementary) and Brenden Stilwell (16, Canonsburg Middle School) along with David's Music House instructor, Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Lyra

September 9, 2017 – 10:05 am | 1,213 views
IMG_4684 From 09/09/2017: Lyra, featuring singer-songwriter Abbey Fisher (14, Montour High School).

Youth Express: Seton Center School of Music, Violins

September 2, 2017 – 10:35 am | 163 views
a From 09/02/2017: Seton Center School of Music violinists Evan Koepfinger (14, Achievement House Cyber Charter School), Rocco Tobul (10, Banksville Elementary) as well as Colin Cimino (13), Isabella Carimen (13), Sarah Buzzard (10) and Marko Buzzard (8) from Holy Trinity School with instructor John Ott.

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music Explore Program

September 2, 2017 – 10:05 am | 372 views
IMG_4667_web From 09/02/2017: Sunburst School of Music Explore program featuring Brandon Kandun Browning-Dias (6, The Campus School at Carlow University) on drums, Emma Zett (7, St. Bernard's School) on guitar, Martin Gallagher-Karelitz (7, Sunnyside Academy) on bass, Ethan Johnson and Sathya Krishnan (both 8, Pittsburgh Colfax) on vocals and keys along with instructor, Alex Stanton.

In-Studio Pop Up: Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, Chatham Baroque

September 2, 2017 – 8:35 am | 352 views
IMG_4659 From 09/02/2017: Andrew Fouts (violin), Patty Halverson (viola da gamba) and Scott Pauley (theorbo and baroque guitar) preview Nature's Music, the first in a monthly series of Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions offered by Chatham Baroque for preschoolers and families, 9/9 (10 and 11:30 am), Calvary Episcopal Church.

YX: Art and Moneer, AFS-USA

August 26, 2017 – 10:35 am | 591 views
IMG_4653 From 08/26/2017: Art Vula (16, of Kosovo) and Moneer Ghanem (16, of Palestine) discuss their experiences as part of the AFS-USA international cultural exchange and scholarship program along with program host and volunteer Dar Frederickson