Frederick Hemke

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Fred Hemke, DMA (né Frederick Leroy Hemke, Jr.; July 11, 1935 – April 17, 2019) was an American classical saxophonist and educator. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was among the leading American composers and helped raise the recognition of classical saxophone.[1] For a half century, from 1962 to 2012, Hemke was a full-time faculty music educator at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. Hemke retired from Northwestern University in 2012.

Hemke died on April 17, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois at the age of 83.[2]

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  1. Frederick L. Hemke Papers, Northwestern University Library
  2. "Frederick Hemke (1935-2019)". Northwestern Bienen School of Music. April 24, 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.