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: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

January 20, 2018 – 10:35 am | 33 views
IMG_5297 From 01/20/2018: Kim Katilius and Brikal (12, Pittsburgh Online Academy) discussing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians, Piano Duets

January 20, 2018 – 10:05 am | 19 views
IMG_5294 From 01/20/2018: Center for Young Musicians pianists Abby Bojalad (11), Jayne Miner (12), Lakshmi Mulgund (13) of Sewickley Academy, Bob Carey (14, Quaker Valley Middle School), Clara Yuo (11, Providence Heights Alpha School), and Sami (8) and Yazan Alissa (10) of Winchester Thurston performing duets under the guidance of Simmi Tripathi.

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

January 6, 2018 – 10:05 am | 58 views
IMG_5154 From 01/06/2018: Singer/songwriter Elias Khouri (16, Holy Family Academy) of The E.K. Band.

In Studio Pop-up: Chatham Baroque

January 6, 2018 – 8:35 am | 59 views
IMG_5151 From 01/06/2018: Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley (guitar) and George Schnakenberg (musical saw) preview What Has Teeth and Plays Music? (1/13, Calvary Episcopal Church, 10, 11:30 am), as part of Chatham Baroque's monthly Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions for preschoolers and families

Youth Express: Carola and Marco

December 23, 2017 – 10:35 am | 87 views
From 12/23/2017: Carola (13) and Marco (9) Lozza, students at Sacred Heart Elementary, with conversation, a Christmas story, and piano performances.

In Studio Pop-up: Mary Morgan Smith

December 23, 2017 – 10:05 am | 133 views
From 12/23/2017: Classic stories with Mary Morgan Smith.

Youth Express: Rising Voices Youth Choir

December 16, 2017 – 10:35 am | 111 views
IMG_5121 From 12/16/2017: Holiday selections from Bailey Roach (9, St. Benedict the Moor), Zoe Palat (9, Kentucky Avenue School), Saniyah Whitley (10, Pittsburgh Schiller), NaKyah Stribling (11, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Julianna Page (12, St. Benedict the Moor) with instructors Elizabeth Chitester and Alex Sabo from the Academy for Music.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees

December 16, 2017 – 10:05 am | 72 views
IMG_5119 From 12/16/2017: Woodland Hills Academy 6th graders Bree Boyd, Isabel Concepcion, Mia Damico, Alicia Matthews, Briana Nesbitt and Alex Shimenko discussing their participation in the Fairchild Challenge, a national program encouraging teens to connect with the environment, sponsored locally by Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

In Studio Pop-up: Steel City Shakespeare, A Christmas Carol

December 16, 2017 – 8:35 am | 57 views
IMG_5111-Crop From 12/16/2017: Steel City Shakespeare previewing their upcoming production of A Christmas Carol with director Jessica Schiermeister and cast members Michael Mykita, Sebastian Midence, David Loehr and Susana Garcia Barragan with performances at Heathside Cottage in Fineview (12/15, 7 pm), Troy Hill VFW (12/16, 4 pm) and Tupelo Honey Teas in Millvale (12/17, 4 pm).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 9, 2017 – 10:35 am | 90 views
IMG_5058 From 12/09/2017: Pittsburgh Musical Theater with a song from A Lyrical Christmas Carol featuring students Fredrick Lychack (13, Waldorf School), Tatiana Perilman (8, Lincoln Elementary), Rachael Parsons (12, Pleasant Hills Middle School), Ilyssa Bails (10, Community Day School), Mya Reitmeyer (7, Muse Elementary School), Carson Gregg (13, Harrison Middle School) and Grace Baker (12, Moon Area Middle School)