I will be recommending this camp to all the serious saxos interested in summer study, and I myself cannot wait to return next summer. Thanks to everyone involved, it was an experience I will take with me all life long.” FLHSI Participant
Dr. Fredrick L. Hemke (1935 - 2019) raised the popularity of classical saxophone, particularly among leading American composers and helped raise the recognition of classical saxophone in solo, chamber, and major orchestral repertoire. Dr. Hemke loved being in Maine at Snow Pond each summer and we will continue to hold FLHSI in his spirit and honor. The Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute at Snow Pond Music Festival provides high-level college and graduate-level saxophonists an intensive two-week program of study under the tutelage of world-renowned saxophonist Dr. Frederick L. Hemke. Program participants study solo and chamber music repertoire in a performance-oriented environment, participating in a series of private lessons, master-classes, ensemble coaching and recitals. Ample time is scheduled for practice and other activities.