Keynote Sessions

(Information Subject to Change)

Opening Session
Saturday, March 21
7:30 p.m.
Angela Myles Beeching

Music career coach Angela Myles Beeching teaches musicians how to get more of their best work out into the world, so they can become the artists they are meant to be. Angela holds a doctorate in cello performance from Stony Brook University, and held tenure track cello teaching positions in California and upstate New York. She is the former director of the career and entrepreneurship programs at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University and the New England Conservatory. A Fulbright Scholar, she has presented at festivals, conferences and music schools across the U.S. and abroad. Angela maintains a thriving consulting practice, working with musician clients. For more information visit

Todd Frazier and Mei Rui
Center for Performing Arts Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Sunday, March 14
9:15–10:45 a.m.

Todd Frazier is a composer and director of Houston Methodist's Center for Performing Arts Medicine. He received his training from the Eastman and Juilliard Schools, and his love for history inspires his works, including We Hold These Truths, premiered at the Kennedy Center with soprano Renee Fleming and University of Virginia Suite, premiered on the University lawn in celebration of its 200th anniversary. In 2016, Frazier received the Luminary Award from the Eastman School “recognizing individuals who have given extraordinary service to music and the arts at the community and national levels,” and in 2006 he was recognized as one of Juilliard’s100 distinguished alumni. For more information visit

Mei Rui is music-in-medicine research scientist at CPAM and assistant professor, department of surgery at Houston Methodist. She is the principal investigator of multiple music-intervention clinical studies examining the neurological and psychophysiological impact of targeted music intervention on patients and health care providers. She also spearheads CPAM’s MUSICARE (Musicians United for Service in Care) Live Bedside Concerts Initiative. Active as a concert pianist, Rui was the bronze medalist of the 2015 World Piano Competition and has performed to critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad and received a Grammy nomination for her recording of Eric Nathan’s Three by Three. Rui holds degrees in music and in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale. For more information visit