Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

Call Us!   844-476-6976  or  207-465-9648

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June 6 - 21, 2023  Click here to apply.

Applications are now being accepted! Click above to apply.

Important Information

All applicants (including alumni) must register for an ACCEPTD account.

 

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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Click on image to download the 2022 FLHSI brochure

 

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

2023 Guest Faculty Member to be announced

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

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

Sharon Peterson, Piano, Collaborative Artist

FLSHI Guest Artist for 2023: 

 

Previous Guest Artists
Dr. Noa Even

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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FLHSI Saxos Group 2022

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.

Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles

  • Applicants must submit two video recordings showcasing their current level of musicianship. 
  • Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. (Alumni are exempt from this requirement).

Register Now (Coming Soon)

For additional assistance, please contact Gail Levinsky, Program Director

Tuition includes a non-refundable $50 application fee
  •  14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) $2,495

  • Register today: Please complete the application and submit the required deposit of $50. Early bird discount of $100 towards tuition upon acceptance for all applications received by February 1st. Application, deposit, and first payment must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST in order to receive the $100 discount.
  • Pre-formed quartet discount available.
  • Frederick L. Hemke Scholarship will be offered in 2023. 
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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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Snow Pond Center for the Arts

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