Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

(844) 476-6976

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June 9 - June 23, 2020

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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
  • Quartet and large ensemble coaching
  • Masterclasses, recitals, and evening seminars
  • Ample practice time.
  • Intimate and supportive environment for working with peers and professionals
  • 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. 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 2020: 

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
  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 non-refundable $50 application fee
  • 14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) - $2,195
  •  FLHSI 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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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