(b. 1994) Emily Salgado is a percussionist, conductor, and music educator currently living in Ann Arbor, MI.
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 pursuing her D.M.A. in percussion performance at the University of Michigan with Doug Perkins. Her principal teachers include Doug Perkins, Ian Antonio, Tom Sherwood, Jeremy Epp, John Parks IV, Omar Carmenates, and Justin Watt.
Emily proudly endorses Artifact Percussion.