Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow
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Applications are now being accepted! Click above to apply.
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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.
Download the 2023 FLHSI brochure
Dr. John W. Sampen, Artistic Director, (Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University)
Professor Masato Kumoi, Kunitachi College of Music Graduate School, Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet
Dr. Nathan Nabb, (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Dr. Gail B. Levinsky, Program Director and Co-Artistic Director (Susquehanna University)
Joshua K. Heaney, Assistant Program Director, (Heidelberg University)
Sharon Peterson, Piano, Collaborative Artist
Previous Guest Artists
Dr. Noa Even
Dr. Susan Fancher
Dr. William Street
Dr. Masahito Sugihara
Dr. Jan Berry Baker
Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet
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.
Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles
For additional assistance, please contact Gail Levinsky, Program Director
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