Fred Hemke

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Fred Hemke
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Assistant Professor of Music, Woodwinds/Jazz

School of Fine Arts
School of Fine Arts
Music Education
Music Education (Graduate)

M.M., Northwestern University

B.A., Northwestern University

Prior to joining Northern, Mr. Hemke was the director of jazz performance studies and saxophone instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia for ten years. He received his bachelor and master of music degrees from Northwestern University. He has performed as a guest artist in many international venues. He has been featured with the Amazonia Jazz Ensemble at The International Festival of Music of Pará in Belem, Brazil. He premiered new music commissioned for him in Poland with the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and was a guest artist at the Athens International Jazz Festival with the Athens Big Band.
Mr. Hemke has taught as a visiting scholar in jazz at the Franz Liszt College of Music in Budapest Hungary and soloed at a jazz festival in that city. He has been featured as a soloist at the North American Saxophone Alliance. Mr. Hemke is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, the International Association of Jazz Educators, and the National Honorary Music Society Pi Kappa Lambda.