ERIC DUBEAU. FRENCH CANADIAN SONGWRITER

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Eric Dubeau has released 3 albums, including Le Temps d’être heureux in the fall of 2014. He has performed in hundreds of venues and festival throughout Canada and as far as Louisiana. The singer-songwriter is based in Ontario, though his songs have reached the charts on radio stations across Canada. He has won the Bureau de promotion de la Zone francophone’s (Zof Canada) national tracking contest, and the 400th anniversary of Francophonie in Ontario Prize and was shortlisted for the Ontario Council of Folk Festival’s Songs From the Heart Contest. He is nominated for 4 awards by the prestigious 2015 Gala Trille Or, including album of the year, song of the year, and singer-songwriter of the year. His work has been recognized by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, the Fondation franco-ontarienne, Musicaction and the Canada Council for the Arts.

When he was just 16, Eric became the youngest finalist in the history of the Ontario Pop Contest. He has facilitated songwriting and vocal workshops for more than 5000 students, coordinated the Music program during the Franco-Ontarian Games on several occasions, designed and delivered the training program for Canada’s music delegation to the 2001 Francophonie Games and was the honorary host of the first Festival Quand ça nous chante, the largest francophone students’ music festival in Canada.

In the autumn of 2014, he walked the Camino Frances and undertook a songwriting residency at Jiwar in Barcelona.

Eric has chaired the Canadian Arts Coalition, of l’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) and l’Alliance culturelle de l’Ontario and has been Vice-Chair of the Coalition for Cultural Diversity. He holds a Masters in Public Policy, Administration and Law and consults with not-for-profit and government organizations on matters pertaining to management, planning & evaluation and strategic governance.