Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute Faculty
Frederick L Hemke Saxophone Institute; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University. Active soloist, adjudicator, clinician. Regional Director North American Saxophone Alliance.
As one of America’s leading concert saxophonists, John Sampen is particularly recognized as a distinguished artist in contemporary literature. Dr. Sampen is a Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and is Past President of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
As a soloist, Marcus Weiss worked with many European orchestras, including Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ensemble Modern, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Contrechamps, and ensemble recherche.
Co-founder of the Amethyst Quartet, he continually works to promote and legitimize saxophone quartet in the chamber music world. Sean received his bachelors and masters degrees in saxophone performance at Northwestern University under the tutelage of Dr. Frederick L. Hemke.
Pianist for the Chicago Symphony Chorus since auditioning as a North Park College, (now University,) student in 1978, Sharon R. Peterson continues as Accompanist for the CSC as well as for the trombone studio at Northwestern University, and the saxophone studios at DePaul and Roosevelt Universities.
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Masato Kumoi: Soprano Saxophone, Wataru Sato: Alto Saxophone, Kazuyuki Hayashida: Tenor Saxophone, Takahiro Nishio: Baritone Saxophone