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: Pittsburgh Concert Society’s Rebecca Mack

May 14, 2022 – 10:35 am | 11 views
IMG_2828 From 05/14/2022: Rebecca "Becky" Mack, winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society March 2022 auditions, performs selections on oboe.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Girls Choir, Via

May 14, 2022 – 10:05 am | 42 views
IMG_2822 From 05/14/2022: A live performance and interviews with Via from Pittsburgh Girls Choir featuring Lily Butler, Weverly Cohen, Maren Fitzgerald, Molly Frontz, Freya Gordon, Jessie Liu, Lucia Pelling, Eliza Sider-Rose, Orli Trumbull, and Vivienne Volek

Youth Express: Coloratura Quartet

April 30, 2022 – 10:35 am | 99 views
IMG_2808 From 04/30/2022: Youth Chamber Connection musicians Harry Burton (violin, Winchester Thurston), Sally Tan (violin, Mount Lebanon HS), Alexander Stern (viola, Moon Area HS), and Helayna Baer (cello, Aquinas Academy) play a movement of the Borodin Quartet No. 2.

Youth Express: Scholastic Writers-Lyla, Hadley, Josie & Madeira

April 23, 2022 – 10:05 am | 60 views
IMG_2792 From 04/23/2022: Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Honorees Madeira Semins (Shadyside Academy, Grade 10), Lyla Sebeck (Avonworth Middle School, Grade 7), Hadley Kalson (The Ellis School) and Josephine "Josie" Giguere (Fox Chapel, Grade 9).

Youth Express: Poppy Seif

April 16, 2022 – 10:35 am | 118 views
IMG_2783 From 04/16/2022: A musical performance by singer-songwriter and 2022 Remake Learning Days Youth Ambassador, Poppy Seif.

Youth Express: Scholastic Writers-Emma, Dylan, Grace & Julia

April 16, 2022 – 10:05 am | 40 views
IMG_2779 From 04/16/2022: Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Honorees Emma Finnerty and Dylan Dunlap (both Grade 8, Chartiers Valley), Grace Fritsch (Grade 12, North Allegheny), and Julia Finke (Grade 10, Winchester).

Youth Express: North Hills Middle School Orchestra

April 9, 2022 – 10:35 am | 86 views
IMG_2671 From 04/09/2022: North Hills Middle School Orchestra with a collection of music recorded in SLB Radio's Youth Media Center.

Youth Express: Scholastic Writers-Kate, Mark, Henry, Alexandra & Margaret

April 9, 2022 – 10:05 am | 77 views
IMG_2759 From 04/09/2022: Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Honorees Alexandra Edfors (Grade 8, Carson Middle School), Margaret Mateya (Grade 11, Bethel Park), Kate Malley, Mark Harris (both Grade 11, Penn-Trafford), and Henry Bard (Grade 10, CAPA) with poetry and prose.

Youth Express: Ryland DeStefano

April 2, 2022 – 10:35 am | 27 views
IMG_2749 From 04/02/2022: Ryland DeStefano (age 12, Fort Couch Middle School) playing two classical pieces on guitar.

Youth Express: Scholastic Writing-Delena, Ali and Sara

April 2, 2022 – 10:05 am | 95 views
IMG_2744 From 04/02/2022: Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Winners Delena Steimer ( Penn-Trafford, Grade 11), Alexandra Meissner ( Holy Cross Academy, Grade 8) and Sara Woodside (Ellis School, Grade 10) share their work and thoughts about writing.