Emily Salgado


Emily Salgado

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

Emily recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC with her BM in music education. While at Furman, she had the privilege to perform in many ensembles including the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Paladin Regiment. During the spring semester of her senior year, she had the opportunity to student teach at Pickens High School and Middle School in Pickens, SC under the guidance of Chaz Paxton and Connie Douglas. Emily has also played at various churches throughout the Greenville area along with teaching private lessons to students in the Greenville County school district.

Along with percussion, Emily has also had various opportunities in the field of conducting. She conducted Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb with the Furman Wind Ensemble and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet with the Furman Symphony Orchestra along with various marching shows with the Furman University marching band, the Paladin Regiment.

Outside of Furman, Emily marched with the drum and bugle corps Carolina Crown based out of Fort Mill, SC. She was the assistant drum major for the 2015 season and the head drum major for her age-out season in 2016.

In 2017, she 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 MM in music performance at the Florida State University with Dr. John Parks IV. Her principal teachers include Dr. Omar Carmenates and Justin Watt.

Emily proudly endorses Artifact Percussion.