Reimagination

WYEP’s Reimagination project provides a unique approach to music education for high school teens from the Pittsburgh region. Over the past seven years, we have engaged more than 220 young musicians looking to hone their skills, learn about the music industry and prepare to launch their careers.

Reimagination alumni include Grammy-Award winning artist Daya, Emmy-Award Winning artist Jessica Bitsura, American Idol contestant Sloane Simon, and blues phenom, Pierce Dipner.

This was a good way to sort of start a farm team of young musicians and help them get the experience that 99 percent of other young musicians in town are not getting by offering a studio experience, workshops to talk about booking and songwriting and also provide them with shows…

-Greg Joseph

Project Team

  • PCBC Producer, Live & Digital Audience Experiences, Nick Wright
  • and several WYEP hosts with backgrounds in different genres.

Also, we partner with local producers, musicians and recording studios to put Reimagination in motion. Past collaborators include Dana Cannone at The Church Recording Studio, INEZ, Rick Witkowski, Poogie Bell, Jon Bindley, Liz Berlin, Jake Hanner, Joe Munroe, Brian Edwards, Melinda Colaizzi, Sean McDonald at Red Medicine Recording Studio, and Amos Levy and James Brown of the YMCA Lighthouse Project.

Reimagination is presented with funding from The Grable Foundation.


Experience Reimagination

2020 Reimagination artist Na’Chelle Simone’s work was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.


Get Involved:

Reimagination 2021 is underway! Due to COVID-19, we could only accept solo artists this year. Applications for Reimagination 2022 will open for submissions in the Fall of 2021.