Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus


  • Bachelor of Music from University of Miami
  • Master of Music from University of Miami


After graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music Degree in 1979, Professor Cobia completed two semesters at Florida International University in fulfillment of course work required for Florida State teacher certification in Music K-12.  From 1980-1990 she taught instrumental music at WR Thomas Junior High School and was elected Teacher of the Year and Region Area Finalist in 1985. In the spring of 1990, Mayra completed the Master of Music degree at University of Miami and was hired as head instrumental music director for the opening of Braddock Senior High School.  During her 22 year tenure at Braddock, she helped established the curriculum of instrumental course studies for band and orchestra, served as Fine Arts Dept. Chair from 1996-2012 and was elected Teacher of the Year in 2010.


  • Teacher of the Year/South Central Area Finalist - 1986
  • Teacher of the Year - 2010
  • FBA-Five Years Straight Superiors - 1988
  • FBA-25 Year Membership Plaque - 2006

Courses Taught

  • Music Appreciation (MUL 1010)