PODCAST: Sharin Toribio

A student vocalist who survived cancer before enrolling at Berklee, Sharin Toribio is about to graduate and has a song featured in this week's podcast.

May 7, 2013

Tampa, Florida native and student vocalist Sharin Toribio began performing at age six, composing at age nine, and earning awards and accolades in her teens. When she was 20, she was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She survived seven months of chemotherapy and clinical trials and today is cancer-free.

Shortly after Toribio recovered, she decided to study music full-time and in 2009 she enrolled at Berklee, where she has been a voice principal and where she will graduate this week with a degree in music business/management. Her musical influences come from country music, Latin pop, and gospel music, and she cites several vocalists as models, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Lauryn Hill, Juan Luis Guerra, and Martina McBride. She released an EP, Quiero, in December 2011.

Toribio has a song featured on the college’s latest release, Music Production and Engineering Projects 2013, which features 18 tracks recorded by Berklee students at the college recording complex at 136 Massachusetts Avenue. Download more music and read the liner notes from the disc at Bandcamp.


Sharin Toribio
"Mi Vida Eres Tu"