“Imani Winds is joining the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music,” writes Peter Dobrin in Tuesday’s (6/1) Philadelphia Inquirer. “The New York-based woodwind quintet is expected to coach woodwind ensembles, work with students on shaping career possibilities, and offer individual instrumental lessons…. The engagement, which is not a limited-time residency but an addition to the Curtis faculty, is slated to begin this fall…. Since its inception 25 years ago, Imani has served many residencies at colleges and universities, but this is the first time they have accepted a faculty spot as a group. Likewise, Curtis’ announcement says this is the school’s first-ever faculty wind quintet…. In addition to the Imani appointment, Curtis last week also announced that it has named an artistic director. Ed Gazouleas, a one-time violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra who has taught at Curtis since 2017, will oversee areas including programmatic aspects of touring, technology, orchestral activities, concerts, commissioning projects, and guest artists…. Even after Imani Winds settles in, the group will continue to tour and perform elsewhere…. Imani’s 2021-22 season is booked with both pandemic make-up concerts and newly scheduled ones…. ‘It’s a super-busy year for us,’ says bassoonist Monica Ellis.”