Thursday, August 7, 2008


by Jun Bautista

Prof. Renato Hebron is the newest addition to the Music Consultant team of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA).

The announcement was made by Cecile Guidote Alvarez, NCCA Executive Director last August 4, 2008 in a courtesy call made with Dr. Vilma Labrador, NCCA Chairman. This led to an hour-long discussion about the commission’s thrust on cultural caregiving where Prof. Hebron will serve as principal lecturer and workshop moderator on the field of music.

Prof. Renato Hebron is a Musicologist and a Training and Development Specialist who has given lectures in local and international music and choral workshops. Under his tutelage, he developed the talents of indigent children like the Cercado Sisters from Santiago, Isabela to win the highest honor in the 2006 World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCoPA) in Hollywood, USA. The Cercado Sisters also won 16 gold medals in that competition which made them as the only performer that garnered the most number of golds in WCoPA’s history. Aside from this, Prof. Hebron also regularly contributes his arrangements and orchestrations of mass and other songs through the BukasPalad online community to help enhance the celebration of liturgical services.

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