Arnel Aquino is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Loyola School of Theology. He has a BA in Communication Arts, a Bachelor and Licentiate in Sacred Theology, a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Ateneo de Manila University, and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. His Doctoral Thesis was titled “The Community Dimension of Grace: Perspectives from the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.”
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Joel Navarro (b. 1955) is a professor of music at Singapore Bible College. Until 2014 he taught at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, teaching conducting and directing campus choirs. As the recipient of numerous awards in performance and education in his native Philippines, he is widely known as a conductor, educator, clinician, lecturer, writer, singer, recording artist, composer, arranger, stage actor, record producer, and music consultant. An active performer of music from different eras and ethnic traditions, he takes an ardent interest in post modern music and the music traditions and liturgies of the world.
Navarro earned a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of the Philippines and a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting at Michigan State University. He is known internationally as the former music director and conductor of the Ateneo de Manila University Glee Club, which has amassed a string of top prizes during the past 20 years in choral competitions worldwide. He also was a member of the 12 member editorial team for Lift Up Your Hearts.