Sherrine Mostin was born and raised on a small pear and walnut farm in Kelseyville, California. Her mother began giving her piano lesson at the age of five, and she began singing in choir in the fifth grade. She participated in the Kelseyville High School music program (jazz choir, jazz band, and concert band) for four years.
In 2009, Sherrine graduate cum laude with her Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies from California State University (CSU), Sacramento. In 2011, she completed her Master’s in Jazz Studies at CSU, Long Beach, following a full scholarship and teaching assistantship. She then completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
During her time as a young professional, Sherrine has had the opportunity to work with several notable musicians, including Gloria Estefan, Fred Hersch, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Terrence Blanchard, Karrin Allyson, New York Voices, Brain Lynch, Dave Douglas, Shelly Berg, Kate Reid, Gary Lindsay, and many others. She recently won 2015 Downbeat Student Music Awards in the categories of Graduate Jazz Vocal Soloist, Graduate Large Vocal Ensemble (University of Miami), Graduate Small Ensemble (University of Miami), and as the director of the Undergraduate Small Vocal Ensemble (University of Miami).