Noted Endeavors with Members of Imani Winds: Have a Plan and Be Excellent!

Flutist Valerie Coleman and bassoonist Monica Ellis of Imani Winds talk to Noted Endeavors about how Imani became the world-famous group it is today. Advice for young ensembles: have a plan and be be patient waiting for commitments.

Noted_Endeavors_LogoThe only full-time touring American wind quintet, Imani Winds has been together for 17 years, and travel the globe giving concerts while also creating workshops, residencies and performing in special collaborations. With two member composers and their Legacy Commissioning program, Imani Winds is expanding wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully mixing traditional European and American music with that of their own African-American and Latin heritages. Dedicated to education and to mentoring talents of all ages, their summer chamber music festival is one of their most important projects.

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