The Chamber Music Network

Chamber Music Animato! Mini Coaching Video Series

The Chamber Music Animato! minicoaching video series features six short videos packed with ensemble-playing tips and demos.

The first three videos for wind ensembles feature players from award-winning wind quintet Imani Winds exploring intonation, communication and improvisation, filmed during Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music at The New School, New York, July 2019.

Three videos with PUBLIQuartet for string quartet will follow January through March 2020, exploring ensemble – pulse, meter, rhythm; intonation; and tone.

Video 1.
Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz from Imani Winds shares one of the ensemble’s favorite intonation exercise.


Video 2.
French Horn player Jeff Scott from Imani Winds gives golden advice on group communication.


Video 3.
Clarinetist Mark Dover from Imani Winds introduces ways to practice improv within a group.


Celebrating 20 years of music making, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.