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D.M.A and Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music
M.M. and Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music
B.M. in Piano Performance, Vanderbilt University
Joel Schoenhals is Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University and Guest Professor of Piano at Nanchang University, Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China. An active performer and recording artist, Schoenhals has received praise for his recordings Bartók’s For Children, Lieder of Schubert Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt, and Musical Moments of Schubert and Rachmaninoff on Fleur de Son Classics.
Fleur de Son Classics has also released Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrouchka for Two Pianos and Trios for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Max Bruch. He has most recently recorded Schubert and Schumann Fantasies to and a CD of Chinese Piano Music to be released in 2013.
A dedicated teacher, Schoenhals is active in local and state chapters of MTNA and was featured as the keynote artist for the Idaho Music Teachers Association state convention. He presented lecture recitals and a master class at the Oregon Music Teachers Association state convention, and presented lecture-recitals at MTNA national conventions in Kansas City and Austin. He was a featured artist, judge, and teacher at the Besparmak International Piano Festival in North Cyprus and has performed concerts in China and South America.
Schoenhals holds a Master of Music, Doctoral of Musical Arts, and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He earned his undergraduate degree in piano performance with a minor in religious studies at Vanderbilt University.
From 1998-2010, he was a faculty member of the Summer Piano Program at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.
Schoenhals is a Steinway Artist.