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: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

July 14, 2018 – 10:45 am | 15 views
IMG_6616 From 07/14/2018: Jason Lando (Commander, Zone 5, City of Pittsburgh Police) and Jayden (10, Propel Braddock Hills) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS CEO Jan Glick.

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

July 14, 2018 – 10:25 am | 17 views
IMG_6613 From 07/14/2018: Youth percussionist Sean Anderson (Grade 7, Pine Richland) with sample beats and techniques.

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

July 14, 2018 – 10:05 am | 8 views
IMG_6606 From 07/14/2018: Teen singer/guitarist Elias Khouri (Grade 12, Nazareth College & Career Prep)

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

July 7, 2018 – 10:05 am | 22 views
Frank-Maria From 07/07/2018: Anthony and Nicholas King (8th grade, Pine Richland) talk about the impact of music on their lives along with Frank Farina and Maria Farina DeMore with details on Concert in the Park, a benefit for youth music programs throughout the region, Pie Traynor Field, North Park, 7/22.

Youth Express: National Marbles Champion, Madison Johnson

June 30, 2018 – 10:05 am | 17 views
IMG_6437 From 06/30/2018: 2018 National Marbles Champion Madison Johnson (14, Trinity Christian Academy) along with coach, Dan LaGamba.

Youth Express: Heal the Burgh

June 23, 2018 – 10:35 am | 30 views
IMG_6410 From 06/23/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh CAPA graduate Sundiata Rice (18) shares an original song about social justice entitled Heal the Burgh along with fellow collaborators and Pittsburgh Public Schools students and alumni DaShawn Fitzgerald (19) Joshua Anderson (17) and Leslie Terry (11).

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

June 23, 2018 – 10:05 am | 45 views
IMG_6406 From 06/23/2018: Youth guitarist Katie Summer (16, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School) discussing her musical enrichment opportunities made possible through the Farina Foundation

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Serena Luo

June 16, 2018 – 10:45 am | 32 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 | 32 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 | 18 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