Jeanne Golan '77
Yale University, B.A 1981
Eastman School of Music:
Master of Music in Performance and Literature, 1985
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano and Music Theory, 1987
Highly acclaimed concert pianist and teacher.
Her credits include solo performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center; Harvard and Yale Universities, and various concert series in the United States and Europe. Ensemble performances include the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Recital Hall and performance with the Cavani Quarter, the Lark Quartet and the Harrington String Quartet.
Jeanne describes her own goals: "I have dreams that are idealistic. While in practical terms, this makes them ultimately unattainable, the striving toward them yields magical moments which make the journey worthwhile."
Advice to Students:
Whatever a person's dream, you are going to encounter difficulties and frustrations along the way. It is easy to get distracted or to mistake instant gratification for fulfillment. However, if the dream is truly your dream, imagination, dedication and consistency will see you through. Participate in your life.
Inducted November 21, 2000