Leticia says, “Music is food for the soul”. She does her best to feed the hungry. Leticia continually gives audiences an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Her performances cut across several strata of musical appeal with songs as diverse as "As We Live and Breathe", "Operator", "Tinted Blue" and "And I Am Telling You". At the same time we cannot understate her ability as a songwriter and lyricist. Eight of the ten songs on her disc “FOREVER” are original. Leticia has written the music for a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", entitled, "Secrets Of A Midsummer Night ". She will also appear in the upcoming film, "WINNING LOSERS". Leticia performs in clubs throughout the northeast. One of her greatest joys is directing the Dove and Praise choirs at her church. She often lends her talent to support important causes. In the end, there isn't a thing you need to know about Leticia Walker that her performance can't make you feel!
Leticia Walker is a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a spouse, a friend, a Christian, a singer, a songwriter, a choir director, a cook, a teacher, a student, a businesswoman, a Trekkie, a Fanilow, and more. Grounded in faith, she has a spiritual outlook toward life.
By the age of five, Leticia knew she wanted to be an entertainer. "I've never had any doubt about what I wanted to do," she says. "My life has always been wrapped up in music, scored like a movie or a Broadway show." Her early start in the bright lights came from dance recitals, school plays and singing in church. The road she traveled took many twists and turns, with marriage, children, college and jobs unrelated to music, but she always managed to keep music somewhere in her life.
A chance meeting with a record executive in the Poconos inspired Leticia to sell her home, move from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, and plunge into songwriting and recording. The angels smiled on her again soon afterward. While Leticia was singing at a piano bar in New Jersey, The musical director of Paradise, a club that was just about to open in Asbury Park, NJ, was in the audience. He asked her to sing for Paradise's opening as well as for owner Shep Pettibone's birthday bash. Leticia was crowned the club's very own House Diva. She would return to Paradise to hold the CD release party for her CD "Forever". Later, Leticia received the honor of being named a finalist in an international songwriting contest that supports VH1's Save the Music Foundation.
Leticia has performed in productions of Broadway musicals and has sung in numerous choirs. She founded and directed a local college choir and has enjoyed serving her church, working as a cantor and musical director. She has also directed local musical theater productions. Leticia composed the music for a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream", entitled "Secrets of a Midsummer Night". She appeared in the independent film "Winning Losers" as well as in concert at the Algonquin Theater in Manasquan, NJ and across Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City. Audiences are always treated to an unforgettable evening of entertainment and great warmth.
A passionate humanitarian, Leticia has lent her talents to support the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, the fight against AIDS, Music Beats the Streets and Disabled American Veterans. Her charity work led her to sing the national anthem and perform at half time for a baseball game between ABC soap stars and the DJs at HOT 97 to benefit AIDS research.
Leticia has served as President of the Board of Director for Rainbow's End and has also performed for the organization that brings entertainment to those in institutions, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.
While the unfolding of Leticia Walker's career may seem as simple as a dream come true, those close to her know the reality of her struggles, joys and dedication. The audience hears this and more in her voice as she delivers her songs with ease and sincerity. In the end, there isn't a thing you need to know about Leticia Walker that her performance can't make you feel.
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