Dr. Eric Favaro is a passionate education advocate who has devoted his entire career to helping teachers gain a better understanding of the importance of an education in and through the arts. Trained as a music educator, he is respected nationally and internationally as an innovator for effective programs in Arts Education, and is considered to be a leader in his field.
Eric taught elementary music for several years, served as Coordinator for Arts Education with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, and spent the last six years of his career as Arts Education Consultant for the Nova Scotia Department of Education. He has taught undergraduate and graduate education courses at several Canadian universities, and is a University Advisor for pre-service teachers at Mount St. Vincent University and Acadia University. In 2011 he was appointed as Visiting Fellow to the Ministry of Education in Singapore, and in that capacity he is an advisor for teacher development in music education.
Eric has served on several provincial, national and international boards, and currently serves as Chair of the Coalition for Music Education, a director on the CMEA Board, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning. He actively participates in research projects on current educational issues with colleagues around the world.
Now retired from public education, Eric operates his consulting firm, Artscape Consulting Ltd. and for the past ten years he has built a vibrant business that focuses on training, research, and development.