Our Faculty Members

Our multicultural faculty with adjunct and affiliate professors is composed of more than 50 members. They are multinational and represent most of the denominational and non-denominational churches in Protestant traditions.

Dr. Eudenice V Palaruan

School of Church Music

  • Associate Professor of Choral Music Pedagogy


  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting 
    St. Paul University Manila College of Music and the Performing Arts
  • Zertifikat in Choral Conducting
    Berliner Kirchenmusikschule (Berlin Church Music School) Germany
  • Bachelor of Music in Choral Conducting
    University of the Philippines College of Music


Mr Eudenice V Palaruan served 18 years as a faculty in the Theory and Choral Conducting Department of the University of the Philippines College of Music and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at St. Paul University Manila in 2022.

He was also invited to teach Liturgical Composition, Vocal Method and Choral Literature in the graduate program of two other institutions; the St. Paul University Manila College of Music and the Asian Institute for Liturgy & Music (AILM).

Mr Eudenice served as a resident composer and arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club.
He was the conductor of the San Miguel Master Chorale, the Greenhills Christian Fellowship and the Union Church of Manila Chancel Choir.

He was the resident conductor of the International Bamboo Organ Festival for seven years where he directed many of Philippines’ leading choirs in the performance of early European choral music and the revival of Latin American baroque choral music.

As a composer, he introduced choral and vocal works that exhibit the indigenous Filipino sound. His compositions and arrangements are published by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and performed by Asian and European choirs in international festivals and competitions.

In 2021 and 2022, the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters, Indiana USA, commissioned Palaruan to write choral works for the Sacred Music at Notre Dame. With his active involvement in the choralization of Philippine and other Asian indigenous music, he is often invited to give lectures in Asia and Europe.

Mr Eudenice is currently the Choral Director of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and an associate professor at the School of Church Music at Singapore Bible College.

He is married to a liturgical dance choreographer, Ann Lagumen and they have three children. In the largest dumpsite of Metro Manila known as the Smoky Mountain both Eudenice and Ann were involved in giving dance and music lessons to underprivileged young children under the Philippine Christian Foundation.

  • Basic Musicianship
  • Chorale Arranging
  • Choral Literature
  • Vocal Development &
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Applied Music
  • Choral Conducting
  • Beating Technique
  • Choral Conducting
  • Rehearsal Technique
  • Composition
  • Diction
  • Modern and Postmodern Music
  • Music Research & Writing
  • Non-Western Music
  • Orchestration
  • Voice
  • SBC Chorale
  • Youth and Senior Adult Music Ministry
  • Score Study and Interpretation
  • Recital
  • Ethno-music composition
  • Conducting pedagogy
  • Writing and editing music composition
  • Lecturing on Asian Choral Music
  • Music performance in the area of choral music
  • Choral Director: Singapore Symphony Chorus