Emily Yin is a violinist pursuing her Master of Music in Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois, where she is a recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (2020) as a Founders Scholar, National Merit Scholar, and recipient of the Premier Young Artist Award. She enjoys working in music education, having earned a Music Education minor in her undergrad, and currently serves as the Violin Intern at the University of Illinois String Academy. Previous experiences include teaching at the Fairview Elementary School Violin Project and Aspen Music Festival Passes and Lessons Scholarship Program, as well as tutoring at the Indiana University String Academy. As a performer, she has orchestrally collaborated with Norman Krieger and Joshua Bell at Indiana University, premiered new works for IU composition students, and performed in the Aspen Music Festival as a scholarship student both orchestrally and in a chamber music spotlight recital. Emily studied with Grigory Kalinovsky at Indiana University, and has participated in masterclasses with Robert Chen, Bing Wang, and Vadim Gluzman. At the University of Illinois, Emily studies with Nelson Lee of the Jupiter Quartet.
Emily is a very cheerful and encouraging educator. She brought many new ideas reflecting her creative approach in teacher. My six year old has been taking violin lessons for 4 years from her usual Suzuki teacher, and while her teacher was away for the summer, Emily was a breath of fresh air. We greatly enjoyed working with Emily!