(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. While at FSU, she had the privilege to perform in many ensembles including the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and the Symphony Orchestra. She also taught private lessons to students in the Leon County school district.


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 22 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 Dr. Doug Perkins, Dr. John Parks IV, Dr. Omar Carmenates, and Mr. Justin Watt.

Emily proudly endorses Artifact Percussion.