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 Concert Society’s Joseph Sandler

August 24, 2019 – 10:35 am | 9 views
IMG_0029 From 08/24/2019- Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winning baritone Joseph Sandler accompanied on the piano by Jamie Cohen

Youth Express Pittsburgh Musical Theater

August 24, 2019 – 10:05 am | 24 views
IMG_0009  From 8/24/10- Charlotte Kinslow (12, Chartiers Valley Middle School), Allison Presutti (12, West Allegheny Middle School), Ilyssa Bails (12, Community Day School), Ellie Tongel (15, Plum High School) and Gia Marinacci (16, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) with a preview of the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production Broadway at the Overlook, 9/4 to 9/8 (7:30 pm), West End Elliot Overlook

In-Studio Pop Up: 2019 Kindergarten, Here I Come!

August 17, 2019 – 11:00 am | 25 views
IMG_9948 From 08/17/2019: Live coverage of the 15th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Celebration at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, including kindergartners from the Class of 2032

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Skyler Moon

August 17, 2019 – 10:35 am | 14 views
IMG_9941 From 08/17/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winner Skyler Moon with selections on harp.

Youth Express: Seton Center Musicians

August 17, 2019 – 10:05 am | 17 views
IMG_9934 Guitarist Horacio Ruiz (9, St. Bernard School) and violinists Ethan von Hedemann (16, Keystone Oaks High School) and Evan Koepfinger (16, Achievement House Cyber Charter School) with instructors John Ott and John Tyillian of Seton Center School of Music

Interview: Rich Condon, Civil War Pittsburgh

August 17, 2019 – 8:20 am | 68 views
Civil-War-Pgh From 08/17/2019: Rich Condon of Civil War Pittsburgh with details about his upcoming lecture series about Western PA's role in the War Between the States at Liveburgh Studios (8/21, 7-10pm).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Emily Gallagher

August 10, 2019 – 10:35 am | 17 views
IMG_9927 From 08/10/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society honoree soprano vocalist Emily Gallagher (Carnegie Mellon) accompanied by Jaime Cohen on piano.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Amanda Kengor

August 3, 2019 – 10:35 am | 23 views
Amanda_kengor From 8/3/2019- Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Award winner Amanda Kengor (16, Grove City) with selections on harp

Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

August 3, 2019 – 10:05 am | 39 views
BBBS From 8/3/2019 - Tara Matthews and Traylen Fitzgerald discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff Kayla Kadar

Youth Express: Urban Impact Shakes

July 27, 2019 – 10:05 am | 46 views
IMG_9754 From 7/27/2019 -  Urban Impact Shakes performers Remy Harfield (17, Nazareth College and Career Prep) and Gavi Haley (15, Eden Christian Academy) previewing Romeo & Juliet: A Love Story You Choose, 8/8, 8/9 and 8/10 (8 pm) and 8/11 (2 pm), New Hazlett Theater