Mariam Adam was born in Monterey, California to an Egyptian father and a Mexican mother. She lives between New York and Paris, a composite of influences that has shaped her musicianship and collaborations worldwide. She was a member of the YMMC JYO and Honors orchestras during her middle and high school years. She has performed with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, and Yo-Yo Ma, and in such venues and series as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, and the Kennedy Center. She is a founding and former member of the Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet, Imani Winds, a pillar in the classical music community, unparalleled in developing the wind quintet to a new level through virtuosity, style, repertoire and engaging programs. Their albums and legacy have won numerous awards and continue to influence wind chamber music through their commissions and original compositions. As an educator she has been invited to give master classes throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, London, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, France, China, Singapore and Germany at the top conservatories. She has been Ensemble-In-Residence at the Mannes School of Music in New York and several schools of music throughout the states with the Imani Winds.