is a musician and music educator and academic researcher in the sociology of music and music education, with expertise in secondary music education, music schools’ development, educational policy, curriculum and music teaching/learning material development. Since 2015 she serves as the Executive Advisor of C.C.R.S.M, Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music.
Antonia Forari obtained a BA in Musical Studies from the Music Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She then pursued for graduate studies at the Institute of Education University College of London, where she obtained an MA and a PhD in Music Education, under the supervision of Professor Lucy Green. Her PhD thesis focuses on issues of policy-making and curriculum, through a sociological perspective of music and music education.
Antonia worked as a music teacher at all levels of public secondary schools; as a full-time faculty in the Department of Music and as a part-time faculty in the Department of Education of the University of Nicosia; as special teaching staff at the Department of Education of the University of Cyprus; and as Scientific Collaborator at the Master of Music in Music Education of the European University of Cyprus.
For four academic years she was appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to teach at the Pre-Service Teacher Training Programme, which is offered by the University of Cyprus.