Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

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As of 9.13.2021 Snow Pond Center for the Arts is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks recommended.  Details here.

June 7 - 21, 2022  Click here to apply.

Fred Hemke

Continuing the Legacy

Dr. Fredrick L. Hemke, a pioneer and international leader of the classical saxophone for more than fifty years, has inspired an entire generation of composers, musicians and saxophonists.  His artistic values and his pedagogical genius are preserved and celebrated through the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute (FLHSI) at Snow Pond Music Festival, providing high-level college and graduate saxophonists with an intensive two-week summer program of study.  Located on the shores of Maine's Snow Pond Lake, the Institute offers a beautiful and inspirational setting for the creation of art and music.  The distinguished faculty for the FLHSI are all former students of Dr. Hemke.

 


saxophoneProgram Details

  • Combination of repertoire and technique lessons with faculty
  • Masterclasses, recitals, and evening seminars
  • An intimate and supportive environment for working with peers and professionals
  •  Ample practice time

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Dr. John W. Sampen, Artistic Director, (Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University)

Professor Kyle Horch, (Royal College of Music, London, UK)

Dr. Nathan Nabb, (Stephen F. Austin State University)

Sharon Peterson, Piano, Collaborative Artist

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky, Program Director and Artistic Director (Susquehanna University)

FLSHI Guest Artist for 2022: 

Dr. Noa Evan, (Rowan University)

Previous Guest Artists
Dr. Susan Fancher

Dr. William Street

Dr. Masahito Sugihara

Dr. Jan Berry Baker

Marcus Weiss

Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet

FLHSI Faculty

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Participants must be over the age of 18 and are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. As the application process is on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early.

  1. Submit two letters of recommendation (Download Recommendation Form)
  2. Non-refundable $50 application fee
  3. YouTube Audition (Two contrasting movements of your choice.)

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Letters of recommendations should be sent directly via the Supplement Materials link.

For additional assistance, please contact Gail Levinsky, Program Director

Tuition includes a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Participant (Cost: $2,495)– 14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) Register by February 1st and receive Early Bird Special - $2,395
  • Applications for pre-formed quartet discount.
  • Frederick L. Hemke Scholarship will be offered in 2021. 
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Arrival Day:

3:00-5:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
Evening Orientation and Evening Gathering

Daily Schedule:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10::00am Lessons & Indiviudal Practice
10:00-11:00pm Lessons & Individual Practice
11:00-12:00pm Lessons & Individual/Chamber Practice
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:30pm Master Classes, Chamber Coachings, Lessons, Flextime, and/or Recreation
6:00pm Dinner
Evening Recitals, Master Classes Workshops, and/or, Social Activities

Departure Day:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast and Departure

 

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Testimonials

Absolutely Cherished

“I absolutely cherished this experience. Every day seemed like a week in terms of volume of hard work and growth that I was able to achieve.

I’m at a much better place with myself as a player and person because of it. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking for such an experience. I was also extremely pleased with the musicianship of the other campers and it was so cool to watch everyone else’s growth. It was tremendous to be a part of it.” FLHSI Participant