China named an Eastern Michigan professor as its first Foreign Expert in music.
Joel Schoehals is an EMU professor of piano and will be based at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China.
Schoenhals was selected for the program, which is sponsored by the Chinese government, through an extensive, national search.
“I first came to China in 2009 for concerts and master classes, and have returned each year as opportunities and the need for instruction in China has increased,” Schoenhals said in a press release.
The Foreign Expert program is a three year commitment.