Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

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

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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 8 - 23, 2021  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

Frederick L Hemke Saxophone Institute 2021 Brochure

 

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

Professor Debra Richtmeyer, Renowned saxophonist and pedagogue, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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 2021: 

Dr. Susan Fancher, (Duke University, Wake Forest University)

Previous Guest Artists
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: $2,250)– 14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) Register by January 15 and receive Early Bird Special - $2,100
  • Applications for pre-formed quartet discount.
  • Frederick L. Hemke Scholarship will be offered in 2021. 
Saxophone GroupPic FLHSI 2019  Sue Fancher and Quartet Sax Institute group

Arrival Day:

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

Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-10:15am Coaching / Rehearsal
10:30-12:00pm Coaching / Rehearsal
12:30-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:00pm Flexible Time, Individual Practice, Lessons, Recreation
4:00-5:30pm Master Class / Open Rehearsal
6:00pm Dinner
Evening Workshops, Recitals, Social Activities

Departure Day:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast and Departure

 

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Testimonials

Thank you

“Thank you for everything! This was a priceless experience. The highlight of my entire year.” FLHSI Participant