Toyin Spellman-Diaz has built a reputation as a world-class oboist. As an orchestral musician, Ms. 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. Lukes. She has performed numerous solo works with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi, the Antara Ensemble and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where she was hailed as having a “smooth, controlled tone and excellent technique” by the Washington Post.
Her chamber music credits outside of Imani Winds include playing with such esteemed groups as Alarm Will Sound and Camerata Pacifica. Ms. Spellman-Diaz graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory where she achieved her Bachelor of Music degree, and received her Masters and Professional Studies degrees from Manhattan School of Music. She is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division and Brooklyn College.