Emma Ford

Emma Ford is an Australian born, professionally trained drummer and percussionist. She received her Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2011. She was also a member of the all female drumming group Drummer Queens and has performed as a freelance and session musician in both Australia and the United States. In 2016, Emma won the coveted ‘Rob Guest Endowment Musicians Award’ allowing her to travel to NYC to study with theatre drummer, Andres Forero.

Emma is a well known Musical Theatre drummer, she has been performing professionally in the Australian Theatre scene since 2014 on shows including The Illusionists 1903 Tour, In the Heights, Pippin, Jagged Little Pill and Emma recently made history as the first woman in the world to play drums for Hamilton the musical.

Since moving to New York at the age of 25, Emma has performed on Broadway shows including Head Over Heels, Tootsie, Come From Away and Jagged Little Pill.  She has also played numerous gigs, cabarets and gala’s alongside talents such as Stephen Schwartz, Ben Vereen, Paul Shaffer, Ariana DeBose, John Cameron Mitchell and has undertaken accompaniment work for Broadway productions including Mean Girls and Magic Mike

After relocating back to Australia due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Emma will finally be returning to New York City in 2022 to continue her successful career on Broadway.