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, and a Fanilow – these are just some of the faces of Leticia Walker, a multi-talented artist and published author. Grounded in faith, she has a spiritual outlook towards life that she aims to share with everyone through her music and written works.
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 has 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 album "Forever". Later, Leticia received the honor of being named a finalist in an international songwriting contest that supports VH1's Save the Music Foundation.
Experienced Musical Director and Performer
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 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 concerts 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.
More Than Just Harmonious Performances
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 halftime 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.
Experience Leticia’s Passion for Music
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 audiences hear 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 that her performances can't make you feel.