The Jobson Academy of Music

The Jobson Academy of Music provides a boutique experience that allows excellent musicians to develop into well rounded, top tier talent that will revolutionize the music industry. Meet the newest additions to the team! For more information, contact Dr. Jobson at

MaKayla McDonald has a strong passion for new music. Most recently she collaborated with New Camerata Opera on their exciting operatic film, Julie.

Off stage, MaKayla works for the music department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, cantors regularly, & has a small private voice studio.  When she isn’t working, you can find MaKayla out exploring the city, searching for dumplings, or reading a book on a blanket in Prospect Park!

MaKayla is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she has received both a Master & Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance.

Jeremy Sovoy Jordan - A native of Huntsville, AL, Jeremy Sovoy Jordan attended Oakwood University where he studied vocal performance and pedagogy and was a member of the Aeolians, serving as student conductor (2012-2013) under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand. In 2017 along with his brother Justin, Jordan was inducted into the North Alabama Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the Director of Music and Choral Department at Miami Union Academy (MUA), teaching grades 6th-12th. MUA is a historically black private academy that has been in existence since 1917. The high school choir has enjoyed much success under the direction of Jordan, recently being participants in the 2018 Music for All National Choir Festival. They’ve also had the privilege of performing at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. Under his leadership, the MUA Choral Department initiated an annual social justice concert to raise awareness about the injustices our students see in their communities and the world at large. Jordan is currently a MM choral conducting student at Florida International University. While also serving as the Director of Music at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, soprano Sophia Formella has recently graduated with her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Sophia has experience teaching all age groups, including toddlers, children, teens, adults, and seniors. Sophia has performed with Frost Opera Theatre, Boston Conservatory Opera Theatre, and Miami Music Festival as a studio artist. This year, Sophia will be beginning her coursework at Boston Conservatory at Berklee to obtain her Masters Degree in Opera Performance.

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