Rickie Byars Beckwith
Rickie Byars Beckwith is music and arts director for the Agape International Spiritual Center and has produced eight CDs, including The Love Project and Let My Soul Surrender.
As director of the Agape International Choir, she composes, arranges, and directs music for the 200-member choir. She also performs at venues throughout the world, including Lincoln Center in New York City and the United Nations. She has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama five times, at Green Festivals across North America, and at countless peace concerts to promote unity and the principles of nonviolence.
Beckwith is an intuitive channel of healing music, whose compositions give rise to a profound experience that opens the heart, touches the soul, and lifts the spirit. She is acclaimed as a pioneer in alternative spiritual music and has been recognized with an honorary doctorate degree in music from the United Church of Religious Science.
Her sound crosses all musical boundaries—gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and world beat. Together with her husband, Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership has resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music.