Emma Ford is an Australian born, classically trained drummer and percussionist. She received
her Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2011.
She was 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.
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 multiple Broadway
shows including Head Over Heels, Tootsie, Come From Away, Jagged Little Pill, Almost
Famous and Moulin Rouge. In 2022, Emma was the drummer for Paradise Square on
Broadway, and the Broadway bound musical Come Fall In Love.
Amongst the multiple podcasts Emma has been a guest on, including Broadway Drumming
101, Emma also recently recorded drums for the Booking.com Superbowl Commercial
featuring Melissa McCarthy.
In 2023, Emma will be playing drums for the new comedy musical Shucked on Broadway.