Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz is a founding member of Imani Winds. As an orchestral musician, Spellman-Diaz has performed in the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Orpheus, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has performed solo works with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi, the Antara Ensembl, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where she was described as having a “smooth, controlled tone and excellent technique” by the Washington Post. Her chamber music credits outside of Imani Winds include performances with Alarm Will Sound and Camerata Pacifica, among others. She currently serves on the faculty of Brooklyn College.