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 Young Artist Winner, Serena Luo

June 16, 2018 – 10:45 am | 22 views
IMG_6383 From 06/16/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Serena Luo (17, Upper St. Clair) with selections on piano

Youth Express: Lincoln Park Performing Arts “Ragtime”

June 16, 2018 – 10:25 am | 17 views
IMG_6381 From 06/16/2018: Amanda Gross and Tru Verret-Fleming from Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School previewing Ragtime, 6/15 to 6/17 and 6/22 to 6/24 at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

June 16, 2018 – 10:05 am | 10 views
IMG_6379 From 06/16/2018: Allicia Broyard (16, Gateway High School) and Emily Fletcher (12, Woodland Hills Jr./Sr. High) discussing musical enrichment opportunities made possible through the Farina Foundation

Youth Express: ProjectArt Pittsburgh

June 9, 2018 – 10:35 am | 28 views
ProjectArt-Pittsburgh From 06/09/2018: Lily Kuza (6, Phillips Elementary) from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Project Art afterschool program talks about her exhibition running through 6/11 at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Games for Change

June 2, 2018 – 10:35 am | 31 views
IMG_6294 From 06/02/2018: Kendall Coddington (13, Highland Middle School) and Kathryn Bodnar (13, Pittsburgh Gifted Center) on the Games for Change Student Challenge

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award Winners

June 2, 2018 – 10:05 am | 29 views
IMG_6292 From 06/02/2018: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award winner Maya Berardi (11th grade, Avonworth High School)

Youth Express: Sloane Simon

May 26, 2018 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_6209 From 05/26/2018: Singer-songwriter Sloane Simon (13, Shady Side Academy)

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award Winners

May 26, 2018 – 10:05 am | 68 views
IMG_6206 From 05/26/2018: Pittsburgh Scholastic Writing Award winners Nicole Shigiltchoff (10th grade, Winchester Thurston) and Roshie Xing (11th grade, North Allegheny) with original written works.

Youth Express: Hope Academy Musicians

May 12, 2018 – 10:35 am | 53 views
IMG_5999 From 05/12/2018: Hope Academy musicians Silas Perry (11, Environmental Charter School), Brianna Caldwell (14, Propel Pitcairn), Katherine Oakley (12, St. Bede), Kyle Moreira (11, O'Hara Elementary), Sebastian Wilburn (10, Sacred Heart), Mateo Wilburn (12, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Jason (12, Shadyside Academy) under the guidance of Ben Barson.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

May 12, 2018 – 10:05 am | 20 views
IMG_5994 From 05/12/2018: Big Sister Alexa Catanzarite and Little Sister Chelly (13, Pittsburgh Classical Academy) sharing their relationship as forged by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Kristine Pace.