Maria Calfa-DePaul spent her childhood in Brooklyn and then Suffern, NY where she currently resides with her husband and two teenage sons. Her interest in musical performance began in college where she minored in music and continued into her early thirties when she worked as a Wandering Minstrel. Twelve years ago she developed a cyst on her vocal cords which made it impossible for her to continue singing but her passion for songwriting never diminished. Thanks to successful vocal cord surgery in September 2005 and subsequent speech therapy Maria is once again able to perform.
Her self produced CD ?Moments Of Happiness? contains 10 original songs and is available at CDBABY and iTunes. Maria is excited that she finally took the plunge and began recording her second CD of original songs entitled: Almost Beautiful. Recently, Maria was honored with having one of her songs: Silent Prayer place in the top 5 songs for the spiritual/gospel category in the International ?Song of the Year Contest? sponsored by VH1 Saves the Music. The same song has just been recognized in Song of the Year for 2010 as a runner up. Being given a second chance to entertain is a fulfillment of a life long dream for this grateful singer/songwriter.