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Thank you for your interest in the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute. We have accepted the FLHSI '19 class and no longer accepting applications at this time.

Please check back in the fall to apply for FLSHI '20.

June 11 - June 25, 2019

Fred Hemke

Continuing the Legacy

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.

 saxophoneProgram Details

  • Combination of repertoire and technique lessons with Dr. Hemke and faculty.
  • Individual, quartet, and large ensemble coaching.
  • Master classes, recitals, and evening seminars.
  • Ample practice time.
  • Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional staff.
  • Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront, recreational equipment and facilities.

Frederick L Hemke Saxophone Institute 2019 Brochure

Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, Artistic Director; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University

Dr. John W. Sampen, Featured Artist, Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University

Dr. Nathan Nabb, Staff, Professor of Saxophone, Stephen F. Austin State University

Dr. Sean Hurlburt, Staff (On leave for 2019)

Sharon Peterson, Collaborative Artist

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky, Staff, Program Director; Susquehanna University

FLSHI Guest Artist for 2019: Masahito Sugihara, Associate Professor of Sam Houston State University

Previous Guest Artists
Jan Berry Baker
Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet

FLHSI Faculty


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
  2. Non-refundable $100 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 contact the Program Coordinator, Gail Levinsky

Tuition includes non-refundable $100 application fee
  • 14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) - $2,195
  • Quartet Special: (4 for the price of 3) High-level pre-formed quartets are encouraged to apply for special pricing. (The 2018 quartet participants were the award-winning Aruna Quartet & Opulent Quartet.)
Saxophone GroupPic FLHSI 2019 Sax Quartet Sax Institute group

Arrival Day:

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

Daily Schedule:

8:00am Breakfast
9:30–12:00pm Repertoire Lesson, Individual Techniques Lesson, Individual / Quartet Coaching, Practice
12:30–1:30pm Lunch
2:30–4:00pm Studio Class/Quartet, Flexible Time, Individual Practice, Lessons, Recreation
4:30–5:30pm Saxophone Ensemble Rehearsal
5:45pm Dinner
Evening Master Classes, Lectures, Recitals, Practice, and Off-Campus Activities

Departure Day:

8:00–10:00am Breakfast and Departure

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Enjoyed this camp

“I could not have enjoyed this camp any more. I learned so much and the experience can not be summed up on a single document.

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