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Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Artists in Residence

August 16, 2022

Pittsburgh Stations Invite Local Musicians To Create On-Air Instrumental Content

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation, the non-profit parent company of news/talk WESA (90.5) and adult alternative WYEP (91.3), has launched its “Artists in Residence” program. Both stations are seeking local musicians to compose, arrange, perform and record original instrumental compositions to be used as show themes, transitional music beds and in other settings as part of their on-air, digital and video content.

The program, supported by a grant from the Hillman Foundation to foster arts and culture in the region, aims to elevate the profile of area musicians, to give them experience in composing music in a professional setting for professional applications, and to bring a new variety of musical talent to Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s on-air and online programming. Selected artists in residence will be compensated and credited for their work.

“By commissioning music from area musicians, we can help more creative voices to be heard, as well as giving listeners a taste of what our musical community can create,” Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting VP of Broadcasting Mike Sauter says. Adds Director of Creative Services Brian Siewiorek, “WYEP shines a spotlight on area musicians every day by playing their music and keeping music fans informed about local concerts. The Artists in Residence program is a more direct way that we can work with musicians in the region to share their craft with a wider audience.”

The program is open to experienced musicians in the Pittsburgh region 18 years of age or older. Applicants will be asked to provide a description of their musical approach, experience and a sample of their best original composition.

Learn more about the Artist in Residence Program HERE

Application forms are located HERE