(b. 1994) Emily Salgado is a percussionist and music educator currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM.
Emily recently graduated from the University of Michigan with her DMA 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.
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.
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.
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.