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Emma Ford

Emma Ford

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    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.

    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). In 2016, Emma won the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Theatre Musicians Award.

    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', and 'Jagged Little Pill'. 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.

    Emma currently holds the Drum Chair at Paradise Square on Broadway.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Australia/NZ

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Pit Musician (Other)

    My Instruments

    • Drums
    • Percussion

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)