Seemingly out of nowhere, Demarre McGill has quickly become the next “it” flutist. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Demarre has dominated the audition circuit, holding Principal positions with the Florida Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and Dallas Symphony. Demarre has also been Acting Principal Flute at the Pittsburg Symphony and most recently, at the Metropolitan Opera. Demarre is currently maintaining a jam-packed schedule: He has returned as Principal Flute at the Seattle Symphony, he has stepped in as Visiting Assistant Professor at CCM, and he continues to travel the country giving masterclasses and performing concerts. I snagged a few minutes with Demarre on his latest trip to New York City.