We welcome J. Todd Frazier, composer and Director at Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine, on our first episode of Behind the Music. Todd is a long-time friend of the Houston Chamber Choir, and we have had the honor to perform some of his works. Most recently, we premiered his new work "Hymn for Strength," with words by Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean, at the "To Bring Comfort" concert on November 6, 2021.
Join arts and culture expert St. John Flynn as we take a glimpse into Todd's early interest in music, his friendship with the Houston Chamber Choir, and his passion to help his community through music and arts.
About St. John Flynn:
Arts and culture expert St.John Flynn worked for more than twenty-five years at top U.S. public TV and radio stations. His blog, A Life With Culture, is online at https://stjohnflynn.com.
About J. Todd Frazier:
J. Todd Frazier is a composer and Director of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM). He has long been motivated to broaden professional opportunities and the scope of education for artists and expand the role and value of the arts in communities. In response, he has spent nearly 30 years forging and supporting research, education and accessibility collaborations between education, medicine, and arts & culture communities in America through American Festival for the Arts, Houston Arts Partners, National Organization for Arts in Health, and CPAM. As a composer, he has a love for writing, studying sacred choral music, and composing music inspired by historical events with the goal of illuminating ideas and experiences to inspire and motivate listeners, such as “Buffalo Altar; A Texas Symphony,” “Thomas Jefferson; The Making of America” and “Breath of Life.”
Behind the Music:
Host: St. John Flynn
Producer: Carolina Borja
Video Editor: Nhu Tran
Contributing Editor: April Harris and Blair Doerge
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