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Annie T. Walker

I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and my Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

I am a performing artist/songwriter, and I teach all levels of voice and fundamental piano.  I have extensive experience in the opera, oratorio, concert, and contemporary Christian music genres.

I made my professional singing debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under Maestro Max Rudolph, and I was guest soloist with several orchestras in the U.S.A.  I also represented the United States in the International Competitions in Montreal, Canada, and I was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in New York.

I premiered in leading dramatic soprano roles with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, West Germany, and toured with the company in France, Italy, and Scandinavia. I was also guest soprano soloist in the Messiah and St.Paul with the Duisburg Symphony Orchestra in Duisburg, West Germany.

I was awarded the Bertha Bauer Full Four-Year Scholarship, and the John A. Hoffman Award for highest GPA in Voice from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  I also received the Martha Baird Rockefeller Music Fund Award, and the Jean Tennyson Music Award for outstanding accomplishments in music at the Lincoln Center in New York.

I received various scholarships and awards from Wayne State University Department of Music, where I performed in various operatic roles and scenes, and in the annual African-American Composers Concert.  I also performed the role of Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn with Suzanne Acton, conductor with the Michigan Opera Theatre.  I was a soloist at the Detroit Festival of Trees at Cobo Hall, and at the Detroit Public Library's Noon Artists Series.  I recently performed with the Brazeal Dennard Chorale in the Roots series with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra directed by Dr. Augustus Hill.  As part of the cast of the Underground Railroad enactment in Detroit, I sang African-American spirituals as the captive slaves embarked on their journey to freedom, and I was also featured in the Focus on the Arts series in the African-American Museum, at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor.