Soprano. Professor. Founder. Author. Producer. Voiceover ARTIST. Podcaster. Composer. Songwriter. Vocal Coaching. Consulting.
D.M.A, University of Miami, M.M. University of Kentucky, B.S. Oakwood University
Dr. Christine Jobson, Jamaican-American soprano, has performed in Spain, Portugal, Austria, Russia, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and throughout the United States. Recently, Dr. Jobson sang in the chorus and was a featured soloist at the Metropolitan Opera for their Grammy award winning production of Porgy and Bess. She made her Russian debut at the Music Hall Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Suite. Operatic roles include the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Musetta in La Bohème, Celie in Signor Deluso, and Annie and Bess in Porgy and Bess. In May 2019, Dr. Jobson won first place in the pre-professional category of the prestigious George Shirley Vocal Competition.
Dr. Jobson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama. She then went on to complete a master of music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Kentucky. In 2019, Dr. Jobson earned a doctoral degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, with a dissertation on the life and legacy of composer Florence Price.
Christine was awarded the 2017 – 2018 Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award, given annually at the University of Miami to support research and development. In summer 2018, Ms. Jobson presented an African American art song recital at the University of Miami at Salzburg, Austria Kammermusik Konzerte series, in addition to being a winner in the Salzburg Mirabell Competition.
South Florida concert appearances as a soloist have been with the Delray Beach Chorale, Art Basel, Curtiss Mansion, Handel’s Messiah with the Hampton House Community Trust, the City of North Miami’s Mayoral Inauguration, and the opening day game with the Miami Marlins baseball team. Her debut with the South Florida Youth Orchestra of “Heart on the Wall” by Robert Owen was received with great acclaim. Christine’s work in the development of new opera includes a workshop of Beyond by Mary Ellen Childs, in a collaboration with Frost Opera Theater at the University of Miami, Opera America, and the Duffy Institute for New Opera.
Dr. Jobson remains an advocate for the preservation and dissemination of vocal music by African American composers, including Negro spirituals, anthems, art song, gospel, and hymns. This passion inspired Dr. Jobson’s recordings: By Faith, a collection of hymns and Negro spirituals with Dr. Wayne Bucknor and Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price with Dr. Gregory Thomspon which was recently named one of Opera Wire's “10 Essential & Historic Opera Recordings of Music by Black Composers.” Dr. Jobson’s piece I Dream a World, was featured in a production by English National Opera in 2020.
Dr. Jobson is a musical entrepreneur who has launched a variety of endeavors including the release of her first children's book, Lily's First Trip to the Opera, in 2020 which was featured in Sigma Alpha Iota's Pan Pipes Magazine. She also founded the Jobson Academy of Music in 2020, a virtual music school providing individual music instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages. She is also the founder of Black Girls Sing Opera, an organization dedicated to showing the world that little black girls can do anything including sing opera!