(b. 1994) Emily Salgado is a percussionist, conductor, and music educator currently living in Norman, OK.

Emily recently graduated from Florida State University with her M.M. in Percussion Performance. She has had the privilege of performing and premiering works with various ensembles such as the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, Catch XXII Duo, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.


Along with percussion, Emily has also had various opportunities in the field of conducting. She has conducted wind bands, orchestras, and marching bands along with various chamber groups. Emily marched with the drum and bugle corps Carolina Crown based out of Fort Mill, SC where she was the assistant drum major for the 2015 season and the head drum major for her age-out season in 2016.

In the summer of 2017, Emily formed Catch XXII Duo with her friend and colleague Layne Mauldin. They are currently working on The Trevino Project, a multi year endeavor that will result in a comprehensive collection of composer Ivan Trevino’s percussion duets. Additionally, they are planning various performances throughout the upstate of South Carolina in the coming year.

Emily is currently the Visiting Instructor of Percussion at the University of Oklahoma. She is also finishing her D.M.A. in percussion performance from the University of Michigan with Dr. Doug Perkins. Her principal teachers include Doug Perkins, Ian Antonio, Tom Sherwood, Jeremy Epp, John Parks IV,  Omar Carmenates, and Justin Watt.

Emily is proudly a Malletech Performing Artist and a Black Swamp Percussion Educator.