Jane Solomon was born into a musical household. Her grandfather was a Big Band Leader in Milwaukee and performed nightly on WTMJ radio. Jane’s mother was a professional musician and taught her piano at age five. Part of her musical training was listening to the classical radio station WFMT, which was on most hours of each day. In addition, trips to the Ravinia Pavilion were common to hear Alfred Brendel play Schubert or James Levine conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
She studied classical piano with renowned teacher Emilio del Rosario and participated in a contest to play with the Chicago Symphony at age nine. While playing weekly recitals, she studied cello with Nell Novak, a nationally recognized Suzuki award winner. Also, she attended weekly Solfege lessons with Kalman Novak, the director of the Music Institute of Chicago.
In addition to music, Jane studied dance with Trudl Dubsky Zipper who was married to the internationally recognized composer, conductor and activist, Herbert Zipper. After teaching in Chicago, Mrs. Zipper taught dance and choreography at the University of Southern California.
During these years, Jane became a top ranked tennis player and was involved in a competitive training program with former professional, Andrea Jaeger. At 18 years old, she competed in the Father/Daughter Nationals at the U.S. Open in New York.
Jane graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Art History and Creative Arts. She began her business career in a May Company training program and proceeded to hold positions in sales and product management for the next decade. In 1992, she married Larry Solomon and they had two children who are currently in college.
For the last 20 years, Jane has supported or been involved with over 100 charities in Music, Health and Education. Currently, she serves on the Stanford University Women’s Cancer Center Committee and has helped organize musical talent for their annual fundraiser. She is a member of the Leadership Circle for Northwestern University and was involved in creating a practice room to honor her mother in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Jane is a Diamond Member and Recruitment Volunteer for the Interlochen Arts Academy and was recently involved in two Independent films as a Music Supervisor and Co-Producer.
Although she has held numerous positions including: marketing director, event planner, tennis coach, art representative, designer, writer and real estate developer, being a parent and supporting the arts have been priorities throughout her life.