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.
Dr. John W. Sampen, Artistic Director, (Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University)
Dr. Nathan Nabb, (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Sharon Peterson, Piano, Collaborative Artist
Dr. Gail B. Levinsky, Program Director and Artistic Director (Susquehanna University)
Dr. Susan Fancher, (Duke University, Wake Forest University)
Previous Guest Artists
Dr. William Street
Dr. Masahito Sugihara
Dr. Jan Berry Baker
Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet
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.
Letters of recommendations should be sent directly via the Supplement Materials link.
For additional assistance, please contact Gail Levinsky, Program Director