Christine Jobson


Christine Jobson
  • Assistant Professor of Voice
  • Voice & Opera

Contact Info

414 Murphy
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-3103

Biography

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. 

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 and Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price 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 children's book, Lily's First Trip to the Opera, in 2020 which was featured in Sigma Alpha Iota's Pan Pipes Magazine. She 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! Visit Dr. Jobson’s website for more information about the wide variety of merchandise available for purchase in her online store.