Emma Ford is a passionate Drummer and Percussionist born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She received her Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from The Sydney Conservatorium Of Music and has dedicated the majority of her career to Musical Theatre and in 2016, Emma won the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Theatre Musicians Award.
Emma has played drums for numerous productions in Australia, including 'Pippin' (2020), 'Hamilton' (2021) and 'Jagged Little Pill' (2021-22). She toured Nationally and Internationally with 'The Illusionists 1903' (2015-16) and played a sold out season of 'In The Heights' at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (2017-18).
Since moving to New York in 2018, Emma has subbed on a number of Broadway shows including, 'Head Over Heels', 'Come From Away' (Broadway and North American Tour), 'Tootsie', 'Jagged Little Pill', 'Almost Famous' and 'Moulin Rouge'. She has been an accompanist for Broadway dance auditions, played for several workshops/readings and has performed a number of concerts and cabarets around NYC alongside performers such as Stephen Schwartz, Ben Vereen, John Cameron Mitchell, Ariana DeBose and more.
In 2022, after returning to New York City after the Covid pandemic, Emma held the Drum Chair at Paradise Square on Broadway.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Australia/New Zealand
Interested in touring?
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)