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Monday Master Class Series: Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated).

CLICK HERE to register for the free master class.


Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz grew up surrounded by her parent’s enormous record collection in Washington, DC. It was there that she absorbed the many layers of classical music’s beauty and the inspiring and uniting potential of the world’s diverse cultural landscape. Spellman-Diaz earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees at the Manhattan School of Music. Her orchestral career includes performances with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Hailed by the Washington Post for her “smooth, controlled tone and excellent technique,” Spellman-Diaz has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi, and the Kennedy Center Youth Orchestra. An original member of Imani Winds, Spellman-Diaz has built a career as a champion of contemporary chamber music. Along with her Imani Winds colleagues, she is devoted to discovering new and diverse musical voices and cultures to increase and enhance the woodwind quintet repertoire. She has also collaborated with some of today’s most influential chamber music ensembles, including Alarm Will Sound, the Antara Ensemble, and Camerata Pacifica.


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