Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute Faculty

Artistic Director

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Dr. Frederick L. Hemke

    Saxophone

Frederick L Hemke Saxophone Institute; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University


Program Director

Gail B Levinski, musician, conductor at New England Music Camp

Dr. Gail B. Levinsky

    Saxophone

Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University. Active soloist, adjudicator, clinician. Regional Director North American Saxophone Alliance.


Featured Artist

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Dr. John W. Sampen

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.


Guest Artist

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Marcus Weiss

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.


Staff

Sean Hurlburt, Saxophone at New England Music Camp

Dr. Sean Hurlburt

    Saxophone

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.


Sharon Peterson

Sharon Peterson

    Piano

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.


Previous Featured Artist

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Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet

    Saxophone

Masato Kumoi: Soprano Saxophone, Wataru Sato: Alto Saxophone, Kazuyuki Hayashida: Tenor Saxophone, Takahiro Nishio: Baritone Saxophone