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Emily Sierra

Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Emily Sierra plays many instruments, specializing in the saxophone.

The Alto Saxophone is her principal instrument. Emily plays with many famous Latin artists, touring national acts, churches, theaters, and local bands. Her style and skills are eclectic: Gospel, Motown, Salsa, Rock, Jazz, Psychedelic Tribal and more!

Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Cincinnati. Her vast performance experience includes playing with Freddy Kenton, Tito Puente Jr., The Temptations Review, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and The Four Tops. Emily began performing on popular television shows in Puerto Rico at the age of 17. She has also done musical recordings for several Latin Music artists.
Emily’s music and energy defy bounds and limits. She was the first student (and first female) to obtain a degree in her chosen discipline from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Not only is she passionate about playing music, she also dances for Pones, Inc., bringing art and movement into communities and businesses. Emily is also skilled in Latin percussion and background vocals.

Emily recently joined Antigua’s family with the Pro-One tenor saxophone TS6200VLQ and is looking forward to expanding her Antigua saxophone horn collection.

“This horn is very responsive and powerful. It gives me the volume and power that I need on every gig. The sound is centered and has lots of projection. Easy to manage on the lower and altissimo registers. It is amazing how much volume control I can do with the horn and it is also a light weight instrument. The horn sounds great whether I am playing gospel, classical, Latin or pop music. I love it!”

Currently Emily is the lead saxophone performer for The Mother of Christ Church in Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. She is working on her first solo album to be released soon.

Emily is using Antigua Power Bell alto saxophone- AS4248BC and Pro-One tenor saxophone TS6200VLQ.