Houston TX, USA
My song "I'm On Top of the World" has been nominated for the May 2013 Akademia Music Awards in the category of Singer-Songwriter. I'm really excited for this honor - keep your fingers crossed for me.
Awards Day is May 15, 2013 - visit www.TheAkademia.com to view winners and final results.
Maria Elena Sanchez
The Akademia Music Awards | Awarding Excellence in Music
My name is Maria Elena Sanchez and I was born in Cuba, raised in New York City, lived for some years in Miami, and now reside in Houston, TX. As a songwriter, my ultimate goal is to have my compositions heard and sung all over the world. I started playing piano by ear when I was 3 years old and singing as long as I can remember. I started my music career when I was in my early 20's, but it had to be put on hold. Since I found lyrics easy to produce, I took to writing poetry; of which several have been published. My poetry inspires the readers and listeners, and arouses their emotions - I want my music to do the same.
Well, now I'm back. My composition's style is unique since I don't think I sound like anyone else because it comes from my heart and mind. The melodies are versatile enough that they can be arranged to fit any genre. I will also do jingles, TV spots, movies, or whatever you need.
My music is inspired by the many decades of songwriters that have shared with us their unique sounds. I want to inspire future songwriters with my sound. I welcome all inquiries.
Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez
Song: Welcome Home
Welcoming a soldier home.
Song: It's Christmas Time
Song: Donde Yo Naci
This song was inspired by a fellow songwriter, Bamil. He is very patriotic about the country of his birth, Puerto Rico. This song is dedicated to the country of my birth, Cuba.
Song: He's the Sax Player
Song about a sax player.
Song: Sitting Pretty
Song: My Collection - Dance Medley
Track #8 from It's ME! Album
Song: Run Away - Instrumental
Track #9 from It's ME! Album
Love song in Spanish.
Song: Time and Time Again
Song: Within Your Arms I'll Be Alright
Song: Aņos Que Nos Pasan (Years That Are Passing Us)
Track #7 in the It's ME! Album
Track #11 in the My World & I Know It Album
Song: Our World Restarting
The world coming back to life.
Song: Share My Love - Piano/Voice
Track #6 from It's ME! Album
People helping people.
Song: I'm On Top of the World
Song about succeeding in life.
Song: It's My Life
This song is about someone who is born to be a hero and does not want to lose that gift.
Song: Easy On My Heart
Love made easy.
Song: Lord, I Need You
Song about faith.
Song: Come Follow Me
Song about temptation and it's deadly consequence.
Song: Watching Over You
Dedicated to anyone who has lost a loved one, and to the people of Newtown, CT.
Song: Just You and I
Song: In Your Arms
One-sided love affair.
Song: This Is America
Track #5 in the It's ME! Album
Track #12 in the My World & I Know It Album
Song: Passing Through
Passing through a party and just staying to dance.
Song: Locked In A Dream
Track #4 in the It's ME! Album
Track #13 in the My World & I Know It Album
Song: Aura Waltz
Waltz - Instrumental
Song: Run Away
Track #3 in the It's ME! Album
Track #14 in the My World & I Know It Album
Song: Share My Love
Track #2 in the It's ME! Album
Track #15 in the My World & I Know It Album
Song: Turn and Walk Away
Track #1 in the It's ME! Album
Track #16 in the My World & I Know It Album