Christo Jankowitz holds a Doctor of Music in musical composition conferred by the University of the Witwatersrand. He was awarded prizes twice at the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition for Composers, and also received the main MTN CIT:Y Bursary Prize for Music and the first prize in the Sowetan-SAMRO Massed Choir Festival Composition Competition. As an OMT funded scholar he attended performances of his music at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine in 2012. After this Christo worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Music Composition at the University of Cape Town where he also lectured in Music Theory and Analysis, Composition and Orchestration. He joined Unisa’s Department of Art and Music as a Senior Lecturer in June 2018.