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: 123 Andres

July 20, 2019 – 10:05 am | 15 views
IMG_9624 From 07/20/19 - Two special hours of music for kids, leading off Latin Grammy Award-winners 123 Andrés in advance of their 7/20 (3 to 4 pm) performance at City of Asylum

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the month

July 13, 2019 – 10:05 am | 19 views
BBBS_STEPHEN_SHAWN_Cropped Stephen Deems and Shawn (12th grade, Pittsburgh Brashear) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Gary Peng

July 6, 2019 – 10:35 am | 37 views
Gary Peng Light  -- Pittsburgh Concert Society young artist award winner Gary Peng (9th grade, Sewickley Academy) performing selections on piano.

Youth Express: Story Pirate Podcast, Evan Blume

July 6, 2019 – 10:05 am | 104 views
Evan Blume Crop From 07/06/2019: Evan Blume (2nd grade, Pittsburgh Sunnyside) discussing his original story Barry and the Big Climbing Tree and its inclusion in the podcast Story Pirates

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music: Contemplate Unicorns

June 29, 2019 – 10:05 am | 35 views
IMG_9195 From 06/29/2016: From Sunburst School of Music, Contemplate Unicorns featuring Patti Szabo (11, keyboard & ukulele) and Fia Davidson (11, bass) from St. Edmunds Academy along with Isa Kulick (11, drums) from Kentucky Avenue School

In Studio Pop-Up: Lee Stivers

June 29, 2019 – 8:20 am | 19 views
Whiskey Rebellion From 05/29/2016:  Lee Stivers with details on a free workshop for youth at the 2019 Whiskey Rebellion Festival in downtown Washington, 7/13, 1-2 pm

Youth Express: The Vivo Quartet

June 22, 2019 – 10:35 am | 25 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 | 52 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 | 23 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 | 30 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.