Beyond the Keyboard

As an Educator

A gifted and dedicated teacher, Golan has served on the faculties of:

  • SUNY/ Nassau
  • LEAP –Liberal Education for Arts Professionals
  • Teachers’ College, Columbia University
  • Bard College
  • Hunter College
  • The New School
  • The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Third Street Music School
  • The New York Youth Symphony (Director of Chamber Music)

Jeanne is currently a tenured professor at SUNY/Nassau, where her teaching encompasses a range of classroom courses for major and non-majors, is a member of the college-wide Curriculum Committee, is on the board of the Center for the Arts and Humanities and has received multiple awards (see Awards). Additionally, she is the music faculty member with the NY satellite program LEAP, a bachelor’s degree program designed for professional dancers. She maintains a lively private piano studio in Manhattan. Link to full CV

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As a Guest Artist and Lecturer

Jeanne has been invited by such institutions as Oberlin College, USC, University of Puget Sound, University of Columbus (GA) and The New England Piano Teachers’ Association to give lectures, master-classes and lecture-recitals on topics ranging from issues of musical interpretation to unknown composers to pedagogy. Sample topics for Piano Teachers Associations:

  • Phrases and Dashes and Dots, Oh My!
  • It’s All Music To Me! (or Teaching 20th and 21st C. Piano Music)

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As a Writer

Jeanne believes the written word can be another window for the listener to connect to the music and the music-making. In addition to providing her own liner notes for all concerts and CDs, her personal approach to writing is evident in published works as well. Articles include:

  • “Bernstein’s First Love,” Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
  • “Innocence Lost,” Parnassus Poetry in Review.

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As a Record Producer

Jeanne’s credits on the other side of the sound booth include: The French Collection French pianist Daniele Arpajou plays four centuries of the music of her homeland. On TownHall Records. (THCD-64) The Song Recital-Alive in America Douglas Webster, baritone and Lincoln Mayorga, pianist. (THCD-55) Vocal Works of Jorge Martín Three cycles for soprano and piano, with the composer at the keyboard. Available through Franz Schubert – Die Winterreise, Robert Osborne, Bass-Baritone and Malcolm Halliday, Fortepiano This recording features the historical Erard piano built in 1828, the same year that Schubert composed this epic cycle. [Return to top]

Honors, Awards and Grants

Grantors include:

  • The Amphion Foundation
  • The Sparkplug Foundation
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording
  • The Alice M. Ditson Fund for Music Recording
  • Bard College
  • The Dale Fund of Vassar College

Awards from SUNY/Nassau:

  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Artistic Achievement (multiple awards)
  • Sabbatical Leave (multiple awards)
  • The Distinguished Faculty Award (multiple awards)
  • Tenure
  • Teaching Award from the Student Organization of Latinos

Honors from her hometown of Natick, MA: Induction into the Wall of Achievement “This award honors alumni of Natick High School for exceptional achievements and contributions to society. The program includes spending a day on campus to share experiences and insights with current students and illustrates to the students the importance of setting high educational and personal goals.” – Grand Marshall, 2004 Fourth of July Parade [Return to top]