CUEcast

CUEcast is the weekly podcast of YouthCUE.

Released every Tuesday morning at 6AM Central, each episode is packed with information and inspiration for student choir leaders, music educators, ministers, teenage singers, parents of youth choir kids, YouthCUE alumni, YouthCUE donors, and all other interested parties.

Episodes include interviews

with composers, directors, music educators, student choir singers, youth ministers, professional artists, YouthCUE alumni, YouthCUE program participants, and more. Often, musical excerpts are included designed to inspire and inform listeners of new anthem resources.

You may listen to each episode for free here on the website, but it’s much easier to take advantage of the subscription to CUEcast by activating the “Podcast” app (usually purple) on your smartphone or iPad. Here’s how … it will take you less than one minute, and it’s totally free!

Instructions to subscribe to CUEcast

  1. Find the Podcast app
  2. Touch the app icon, which will send you inside the app
  3. Look for “magnifying glass” to find the search feature.
  4. Search for: CUEcast
  5. CUEcast logo will appear. It’s cyan-colored.
  6. Touch CUEcast logo.
  7. Find “Subscribe” and simply touch the word “Subscribe.”
  8. That’s it. You’re all set!
  9. When you have subscribed, the app will automatically drive new episodes to this same place (under the purple Podcast app on your device) to listen to the episodes at your convenience. Episodes will sit and wait for you until you have the chance to listen. Also, the app will allow you to access all past episodes by touching “All Episodes.”
  10. Select the episode you’d like to hear and enjoy.
CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

Randy continues his series on “Distancing Our Student Choirs.” Today, we look at the advantages to the choral sound when young singers are spaced appropriately and have room to breathe, listen, produce their own sound, and blend. Three decades of festivals at YouthCUE...

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CUEcast Classic Episode 82

CUEcast Classic Episode 82

YouthCUE alumnus and now senior pastor Stuart Lamkin provides memories from his youth choir experience and lessons learned in student choirs for his ministry today. Stuart’s memory of music provides a virtual anthology of text, melodies, and harmonies as he recounts...

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CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

CUEcast Axiom Episode 6

In today’s episode, Randy begins a series on “Distancing Our Student Choirs.” As social distancing has become a hot topic of discussion and protocol these days, it might come as a surprise to some that providing a little more distance for our singers might be a good...

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CUEcast Classic Episode 82

CUEcast Classic Episode 81

Linda Poetschke is retired voice professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Linda stays active as a teacher and coach, regularly teaching voice to outstanding high school students. In today’s episode, Linda and Randy discuss the adolescent voice and...

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CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

CUEcast Axiom Episode 5

YouthCUE alumnus Matt Allen shares a story about the piano he played as a young piano student. In the true and colorful narrative, titled “In Praise of Wurlitzers,” Matt describes how imperfect situations and second place wins provide us powerful opportunities to...

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CUEcast Classic Episode 82

CUEcast Classic Episode 80

Dr. George Mason and Randy continue their conversation about faith communities and church culture in 2021. It is important to realize that culture is not only found “out there” in secular society; the churches and communities of faith we serve also have our own...

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CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

CUEcast Axiom Episode 4

Randy continues his series on Beauty with encouragement for choral directors to let our lights shine for our singers. Too often, we are deeply entrenched behind our thick boundaries and fail to be at our best when reflecting our joy in the choral music we create...

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CUEcast Classic Episode 82

CUEcast Classic Episode 79

Dr. David Stephenson is the Choral Director at Lexington High School in Lexington, SC. In today’s interview, Randy and David discuss what it takes to keep a vibrant high school program going through the ups and downs of community uncertainty. Serving in public...

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CUEcast Axiom Episode 7

CUEcast Axiom Episode 3

In this episode, Randy continues his series on beauty and how it relates to our choral teaching. Crucial to our success as directors is our own personal response to beauty. Our students long to see us as seekers and lovers of beauty in the pursuit of choral excellence.

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CUEcast Classic Episode 82

CUEcast Classic Episode 78

Mary Hoffman is Director of Music at the Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Today, Randy and Mary discuss the place of difficult dialogues within the community of faith. We’ll take a look at ways to begin those difficult conversations and to remain people of...

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