Emily Smith

Emily began playing the drums at age 10 in the elementary school band.  She continued to play throughout high school in various groups and even gained the nickname “Bongos” due to her impressive percussion skills.  Emily went on to study Sound Design at Emerson College, aspiring to become a music supervisor.  Her interest in music, audio and drumming in particular led her to an internship at the Avedis Zildjian Company.  Emily began working in the Artist Relations Department in 2012 and has continued to grow within the company ever since.  Emily is currently Social Media manager for Zildjian and Vic Firth.

Emily has had the privilege of working with world renown Zildjian Artists from various genres of music: from Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), to Steve Smith (Journey), to Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/King Crimson), to Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton) to Devon Taylor (Justin Bieber).  She specializes in selecting cymbals for these artists to use on tour and in the studio.  She also has contributed greatly to the Zildjian Video Department over the years as their designated sound engineer.  Emily is honored to be recognized by “Hit Like a Girl” as a highlighted female working in the music industry.