June 9 – 21, 2014

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.


Program 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.

Institute Faculty:

Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, Artistic Director; Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University
Dr. Gail B. Levinsky, Program Director; Susquehanna University
Sean Hurlburt, Staff;
Sharon Peterson, Pianist

Application Requirements

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. Click here for online application
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Non-refundable $75 application fee
  4. YouTube Audition (Two contrasting movements of your choice.)

For additional assistance contact the Programs Coordinator, Gail Levinsky

Tuition & Fees: (tuition includes non-refundable $75 application fee)

  • Full Participant Tuition: $1135
  • Room & Board (12 days): $1015
  • TOTAL COST: $2150

Hemke Saxophone Institute 2013

Continuing Education and College Credit:


  • Continuing Education Credit: $50
  • University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) Three (3) College Credits: $375

Program Schedule

Arrival Day:

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

Daily Schedule:

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

Departure Day:

8:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast and Departure

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