Originally from Florida, Christine Sherlock earned her Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with renowned pedagogues Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. She has also studied with Caroline Coade at the University of Michigan, where she became an avid performer of new music, then later earning her Artist Diploma from Montclair State University studying under Honggang Li, violist of the Shanghai Quartet.
Before moving to New Jersey in 2017, Sherlock was a viola section member of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Chamber Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony, Warren Philharmonic, the Ohio Valley Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theatre, and Opera Circle. She has been a core musician of many groups including the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Opera Italiana, Montclair Orchestra, and St. Peter’s by the Sea.
Sherlock has participated in many festivals and competitions, including the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition (2017), Mimir Chamber Music Festival, LAMP (Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance), and the Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.Along with her passion for performing chamber and orchestral music, she takes great joy in sharing her enthusiasm with her students. She has coached extensively while working alongside New Jersey Youth Symphony, coaching chamber groups and sectionals. She was chosen to teach at the Interlochen School of the Arts as a member of the Fellowship Quartet in 2017, and several of her students have gone on to pursue music professionally.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, and being in nature.
Sherlock is beginning her first season with the Great Falls Symphony and Cascade Quartet, and is overjoyed to be joining the community in Great Falls.