Program Director | Wendy Hymes, D.M.A.
“… [Intercultural Music Initiative] is a new series of concerts, which works to build bridges of true understanding and cooperation between cultures…” - Gary Scott, St. Louis Magazine
Pre-Season Touring Program, featuring the IMI Chamber Players in concert with works for woodwinds by African-descent composers, at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California. Below, Radio Arts Foundation's Kathy Lawton-Brown chats with flutist Wendy Hymes and clarinetist Mary Bryant
The Intercultural Music Initiative is an innovative concert and educational outreach program featuring classical and contemporary works by composers of African, Hispanic and Asian-descent, along with standard repertoire. Our programs offer a unique concert experience and help integrate new musical works by lesser-known composers into existing performance repertoire. To participate as an IMI musician, book IMI Chamber Players, or schedule IMI Artist Residency, please click here to send an email or call Peter Linck at 314-289-4052.
IMI Chamber Players debut CD, available soon in music stores and online. Pre-order your copy now.
IMI musicians are auditioned and recruited upon meeting the highest standards in their profession. In addition to concertizing and teaching commitments in the United States, IMI musicians also serve as cultural ambassadors for peace through the USA-Africa Artists Exchange program. Concerts, Lectures, Lecture-recitals, and short-term artist residencies are customized to fit your departmental budget. For booking details or membership, please call Peter Linck at 314-289-4052. You may call Program Director, Dr. Wendy Hymes, at +1 314 266 8705, to design a program that meets the academic needs of your students. Click here to send her an email.