Galante, Jane Hohfeld 1924–

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Galante, Jane Hohfeld 1924–

PERSONAL: Born February 14, 1924, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Edward (an attorney) and Lillian (a violinist) Hohfeld; married Clement Galante (a merchant), December 26, 1956; children: Edward E., John C. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Saxon." Education: Vassar College, B.A. (cum laude), 1944; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1949.

ADDRESSES: Home—8 Sea Cliff Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121.

CAREER: University of California, Berkeley, instructor in music, 1948–52; Mills College, Oakland, CA, instructor in music, 1950–52; concert pianist, touring Europe and the United States, 1952–89; writer, editor, and translator. Composers' Forum of San Francisco, founder and director, 1947–56; San Francisco State University, trustee of Morrison Chamber Music Center, 1956–; San Francisco Conservatory of Music, honorary trustee, 1976–98; San Francisco Performances, member of board of trustees, 1987–95; San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, member of artistic advisory board, 1988–.

AWARDS, HONORS: Decorated chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres; Distinguished Service Award, Chamber Music America; Presidential Medal, San Francisco State University.


(Editor and translator) Paul Collaer, Darius Milhaud, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1989.

(Translator) Darius Milhaud, Interviews with Claude Rostand, Center for the Books, Mills College (Oakland, CA), 2002.

Contributor to encyclopedias. Contributor to music journals. Editor, Berkeley: Journal of Modern Culture, 1944–52.