Demarre McGill Masterclass

Join us as either performer or observer in our in-person masterclass with internationally acclaimed flutist, Demarre McGill!

Date: Wednesday May 19th, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm MST
Location: Westminster College Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts

Places are limited to 5 performers (now full) and 40 auditors, so register quickly! The slots are first come, first served – if you register after the spaces are already full, we will refund your registration fees.

Please note, all in attendance are required to socially distance themselves and to wear a facemask over their mouth and nose at all times. 


We are grateful to Westminster College and the Florence Gilmore School of Music. Their  generosity in supporting this masterclass, the UFA and our larger flute community makes this event possible. 


Pricing and Registration

UFA Member Auditors: $10
Non UFA Member Auditors: $15
Masterclass performers: $75 total ($35 performer fee + $40 accompanist fee) Slots now full

Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo will be accompanying all performers for the masterclass. 


Dr. McGill Biography

Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras and, at age 15, the Chicago Symphony.

Now principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, he previously served as principal flute of the Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He recently served as acting principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

As an educator, Demarre has performed, coached and presented master classes in South Africa, Korea, Japan, Quebec and throughout the United States. With his brother Anthony, he was a speaker and performer at the 2018 League of American Orchestras Conference. He has also served on the faculties of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) at the University of Maryland, the Orford Music Festival, and participated in Summerfests at the Curtis Institute of Music. In August of 2019, he was named Associate Professor of Flute at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

A founding member of The Myriad Trio, and former member of Chamber Music Society Two, Demarre has participated in the Santa Fe, Marlboro, Seattle and Stellenbosch chamber music festivals, to name a few.  He is the co-founder of The Art of √Član and, along with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, founded the McGill/McHale Trio in 2014. Their first CD, “Portraits,” released in August 2017, has received rave reviews, as has “Winged Creatures,”his recording with Anthony McGill and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2019-20 the McGill/McHale Trio performs at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, as well as in Washington D.C. and on chamber music series throughout the Midwest.

Media credits include appearances on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center, A & E Network’s The Gifted Ones, NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, with his brother Anthony when they were teenagers, on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

A native of Chicago, Demarre McGill began studying the flute at age 7 and attended the Merit School of Music. In the years that followed, until he left Chicago, he studied with Susan Levitin. Demarre received his Bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and a Master’s degree at The Juilliard School.


Mitchell Giambalvo Biography

Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo is relatively new to the Salt Lake region after moving here on a whim in September of 2019. An engaging musician, Giambalvo is currently on staff at the University of Utah where he collaborates and coaches with students, faculty, and guest artists across a wide array of instruments and voice types. Before moving to Salt Lake City, Giambalvo was on piano faculty at Troy University in Alabama. He received a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University, a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Eastern Michigan University, a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University, and finished with a second Masters Degree in Accompanying from Florida State. During the Summer, and when not in a pandemic, Giambalvo is on piano faculty at Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana as well as the piano faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.