19 episodes

CUEcast is an every-other-Tuesday podcast spotlighting the world of faith based youth choirs. Hosted by YouthCUE founder Randy Edwards, the fifteen-minute episodes feature director interviews, conversations with students, discussions with YouthCUE alumni, anthem reviews, and best practices for student choir programs. Produced by YouthCUE, the premier organization for community based youth choirs since 1990. www.youthcue.org

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CUEcast is an every-other-Tuesday podcast spotlighting the world of faith based youth choirs. Hosted by YouthCUE founder Randy Edwards, the fifteen-minute episodes feature director interviews, conversations with students, discussions with YouthCUE alumni, anthem reviews, and best practices for student choir programs. Produced by YouthCUE, the premier organization for community based youth choirs since 1990. www.youthcue.org

    Episode 18: Interview with Ashley Adams, and Remembering the Sick During COVID-19

    Episode 18: Interview with Ashley Adams, and Remembering the Sick During COVID-19

    In this episode of CUEcast, we pause to remember all those around the world who are sick as well as the brave healthcare professionals who are daily putting themselves in harm's way.

    We also speak with Ashley Adams, a precocious young musician from Friendswood, Texas who will be studying choral music education at Baylor University in the fall. This articulate young woman informs us of how she and her friends are coping with the dramatic changes to their senior year due to COVID-19.

    • 25 min
    Episode 17: A Fresh Face in Choral Education Gives Us His Story

    Episode 17: A Fresh Face in Choral Education Gives Us His Story

    In this episode we connect with Remington Lee Foster, a recent Stephen F. Austin University graduate, YouthCUE alumnus, and current full-time Marshall High School Choral Assistant. We discover his path into choral music, the transformation he felt from student to teacher, and his experiences as a Marshall High School employee in the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. His story speaks to the joys of teaching as well as the challenges choral directors all over the world are facing during this crisis.

    • 22 min
    Episode 16: Redeeming Lost Time During COVID-19

    Episode 16: Redeeming Lost Time During COVID-19

    In this heartfelt episode, founder Randy Edwards addresses the coronavirus epidemic and YouthCUE's programming during this crisis. This unprecedented worldwide event has had a stark impact on schools, communities, and musicians everywhere. Randy makes a few personal suggestions for how we will get through this, and updates us on the resources YouthCUE will be providing to help. Interspersed with this message are beautiful anthems performed by YouthCUE choirs. Remember — we are all in this together.

    • 22 min
    Episode 15: A Retired Methodist Minister Provides Insights for Youth Ministry

    Episode 15: A Retired Methodist Minister Provides Insights for Youth Ministry

    In this episode, retired minister Dan Jean pulls from his two careers in communications and pastoral ministry to discuss some crucially important components of ministry for students. Dan and Carlene Jean became acquainted with and involved in the ministry of the San Antonio Youth Chorale in the four years before their retirement. In a future episode of CUEcast, we will interview Carlene, who led members of SAYC to become involved in a fascinating cutting-edge ministry in San Antonio.

    • 21 min
    Episode 14: An Interview with Holly Reynolds Lee

    Episode 14: An Interview with Holly Reynolds Lee

    In 1998, university student Holly Lee began a community student choir in Dunkirk, MD, forty miles southeast of Washington, DC. Over the past twenty-two years, Voices in Praise (VIP) has grown, developed, and instilled crucial values in the students who participate. As VIP has deepened and strengthened, so has Holly, and ministry to her students is just as joyful and passionate as ever. This episode will explore the motivation and inspiration of Holly’s VIP programming and ministry.

    • 29 min
    Episode 13: An Interview with Dr. Claude L. Bass, Part 2

    Episode 13: An Interview with Dr. Claude L. Bass, Part 2

    C. L. Bass is a consummate musical craftsman and a world-class artist of choral and orchestral expression and nuance. Those who know Dr. Bass appreciate him not only for his artistry but also for being a highly approachable human being, a kind advocate, and a loyal friend. As we go deeper into the dedication of this servant-musician, there is much to learn from the vocational commitment of this creator of musical beauty. Not only is he a teacher second to none; he is still a student and life-long learner.

    • 24 min

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