Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Lincoln Park Performing Arts, Big Fish

April 21, 2018 – 10:40 am | 1 views
IMG_5847 From 04/21/2018: Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students Matthew Fedorek (11th grade), Jordyn Walker (12th grade), and Nic Hermick (12th grade) preview their upcoming production of Big Fish at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Fridays through Sundays, 4/20 to 5/6

Youth Express: Strong Women Strong Girls

April 21, 2018 – 10:20 am | 1 views
IMG_5846 From 04/21/2018: A celebration of the power and joy of mentoring with Strong Women, Strong Girls, featuring Shalia Cope (4th grade, Propel Hazelwood) and Ashanti McCormick (senior, University of Pittsburgh)

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

April 21, 2018 – 10:05 am | 1 views
IMG_5839 From 04/21/2018: Little Sister Masiyah Roberts (10th grade, Brashear High School) and Big Sister Endia Vereen discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff Kayla Kadar.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians Trio

April 14, 2018 – 10:40 am | 29 views
IMG_5836 From 04/14/2018: 11-year old Center for Young Musicians students Alexa Bronkaj (violin, Mary Queen of Apostles School), Yazan Alissa (cello, Winchester Thurston School) and Clara Yuo (piano, Providence Heights Alpha School)

Youth Express: South Hills Children’s Choir

April 14, 2018 – 10:25 am | 39 views
IMG_5831 From 04/14/2018: The South Hills Children's Choir members Ailsa Foulke (13), Asa Foulke (16), Clare Nolan (17), Emma Nolan (13), Lydia Nolan (15) of Blackburn Study Center, Murphy Goode (12), Allison Greenawald (16) of Canon Macmillan, Emelia Hickman (13, McGuffey School District), Heather Willis (17, homeschool), Riley Kirik (15), Bre Stoner (14), Marissa Wycinsky (15) of Bethel Park School District.

Youth Express: September Trio

April 14, 2018 – 10:05 am | 12 views
IMG_5826 From 04/14/2018: From Youth Chamber Connection, The September Trio featuring Ruth Hartmann (16, cello) of Fox Chapel Area High School along with Nathanael Turner (18, violin) and Jacob Worst (17, viola) of Lincoln Park performing Arts Charter School.

Youth Express: Carnegie Mellon Music Prep

April 7, 2018 – 10:05 am | 42 views

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater, High School Musical & Titanic

March 31, 2018 – 10:35 am | 38 views
IMG_5616 From 03/31/2018: Pittsburgh Musical Theater performers Tsehaynesh Rigotti (12, Falk Laboratory School), Brecken Farrell (16, Knoch High School), Shaun Walker (12, Seneca Valley Middle School), Alex Ficco (18, South Fayette High School), Ella Jo-Reinhart (13, St. Sylvester), Mia Schmidtetter (18, Fox Chapel High School), Aubrie Knapp (18, Pine-Richland High School), Amara Busa (16, Pine-Richland High School), Dara Kovacevic (17, Pittsburgh CAPA) and Jeramie Welch (17, Keystone Oaks) with a preview of High School Musical, Jr. and Titanic, A New Musical, New Hazlett Theater, 4/5 to 4/8

Youth Express: North Hills Orchestra

March 31, 2018 – 10:05 am | 70 views
IMG_5432 From 03/31/2018: The North Hills Orchestra comprised of 4th and 5th grade students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View Elementary Schools under the direction of Allison Craig

Youth Express: De’Via Art

March 24, 2018 – 10:35 am | 19 views
IMG_5561 From 03/24/2018: Braden Elliot (14), Bernie Elliot (13), and Dalton D'Angelo (11) from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf along with Fran Flaherty and interpreters Eileen Noble and Heather Gray with details on the Deaf View/Image Art exhibition at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh