Like so many artists, Sherna Armstrong started with gospel but it is not her foundation, her foundation is simply, music; and when it comes to music Sherna Armstrong is a phenomenal vocalist.
Born in and raised in Arkansas and living in Dallas, Sherna
Armstrong is southern soul; she’s a woman from humble beginnings.
Although humble, her journey in the world of music is engulfed in
creativity, yet inspirational.
It is said, “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree” and
that’s true of Sherna because her parents, were soul-filled gospel
singers. They sang in separate groups but as a young girl, the
unity of what gospel music was and what gospel music meant, was at
the core of her musical experience and her love of music.
“For as long as I can remember, music was in my life and in every
direction there was music. At times I sort of felt like I was
music and music was me. I know music enthusiasts understand what I
Sherna is definitely an enthusiast and has been for almost a
lifetime. In the mid-south, she and other kids toured with her
mother’s gospel group, The Mid-South Singers; they were called the
Mid-South Juniors. She grew up in a home of love, respect,
religion and music and she was not alone, her siblings were right
in the mix. They all loved gospel, but her brother had albums
recorded by various artists and genres, and Sherna embraced them
all. Of course, he had to sneak the albums in. Their mother was
very religious and all music had to be what was called “church
music”. He had albums by James Brown, The Platters, Diana Ross,
Roberta Flack, classical music and more. “Like so many artists, I
started with gospel but it is not my foundation, my foundation is
When it comes to music, Sherna is not just a phenomenal vocalist;
she is doing something that she always wanted to do. She is a
professor of Humanities for University of Phoenix and professor of
English and Voice for area colleges. She holds degrees in Voice
Performance and Music Education from Southern Methodist University
and Humanities from University of Texas at Dallas. She is a member
of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Texas
Music Educators Association (TMEA), and maintains a private voice
and piano studio.
Becoming a college professor means a lot to her and the transition
to formal education in music “fit like hand in glove”, because
even before the degrees she had been a choir director, music
director, and private voice teacher to many aspiring students.
In addition to being, an educator, she is also an artist and her
performances will have you salivating for more and more Sherna
Armstrong. She can be a self-contained artist, and her writing and
producing skills are evident in her upcoming self-titled album.
She enjoys an extensive performance career which requires that she
sings opera, musical theater, gospel, R&B, blues, and jazz.
Her mixed-genre solo projects, entitled, “My Soul Music I, II, &
III”, reflect her unique ability to perform a diverse palette of
music equally well. Her self-produced, “My Soul Music” project is
captivating and pure raw soul. The songs are not original tracks,
but her renditions are like the first time you have heard each and
every song. Here is what one of her fans said about it: “Wow what
a voice!! Amazing depth and warmth. Very soulful! Cheers dear and
greetings from India :) Muby.”
She has a band called Sherna Armstrong Band. She currently works
as a soloist, section leader, music director, stage director,
choral director, and producer of a Lecture with Music Recital
Series entitled, “My Soul Music”.
Whether you are blessed to hear Sherna Armstrong, the solo artist
or Sherna Armstrong Band, there is one thing for sure, you will
leave knowing that Sherna Armstrong is soul and that an angel just
sang to you.
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and visit her website at www.ShernaArmstrong.com. For your
listening enjoyment you can find her music on Amazon, iTunes, on
her website, or purchase a CD at a live performance.
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2016-08-21
I love jazz because it inspires me and moves my soul in a wonderful way! “For as long as I can remember, music was in my life
and in every direction there was music. At times I sort of felt like I was music and music was me. I know music enthusiasts
understand what I am saying.” My foundation is gospel, but I enjoy many genres, especially jazz.
Jazz makes me want to sway and move to the rhythm that is ancient and strong. It makes me want to dance when I can't, play
instruments when I can't play, shout out loud in a primal way when I can't, until I get on that stage and make jazz myself.