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Ms. Emily Magee - Assistant Percussion Director

Emily Magee is the Assistant Percussion Director with Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas, where she also works with Pearson Middle School and Pioneer Heritage Middle School. She specializes in keyboard and world percussion and loves to perform professionally on the side. Emily received her Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Instrumental Music Education, and her Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University in Percussion Performance. She has proudly studied under Lalo Davila, Dr. Brian Mueller, Julie Davila, Matt Jordan, Dr. Brian A West, and Joey Carter.

In the education world, Emily has taught many high school and middle school percussion programs throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. She is proud to have co-instructed the Rock Springs Middle School Percussion Ensemble as they performed at the 2018 TMEA in Tennessee.  She also co-owns and operates a marching percussion arrangement/composition company, EMDS Percussion.

Emily is proudly involved with the Percussive Arts Society and has been a member since 2015. She won the 2016 Chamber Percussion Competition and currently serves as the committee chair for the University Student Committee. Emily proudly endorses Innovative Percussion.

Emily marched four seasons of DCI and two seasons of WGI: Colts (2015), Blue Knights (2016/2017), and Colts (2019), Atlanta Quest (2016), and Music City Mystique (2017). She now works as a front ensemble technician for the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. In her free time, Emily enjoys learning new percussion instruments and styles, going on scenic bike rides, and cooking.


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