John Navarrete was an assistant conductor of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1992-1993 season. He created a large group arrangement of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" for the Concert on the Lawn (1993). While at the University of Virginia, he was also music director of the Virginia Gentlemen.
Navarrette is a managing partner and chief strategist at Prologue Branding Services. He performs with the San Antonio Opera and San Antonio Mastersingers.