Emma Y. Yim is a fourth-year undergraduate pursuing a double major in Organ Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Christoph Bull and in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UCLA.
She started playing piano at a young age and began her cello performance journey in elementary school, including serving in her church for over ten years. Along the way, she taught herself trombone to join her high school's jazz and marching band. Emma was introduced to the organ by her teacher, Jennifer Puhl. She attended the 2016 POE, which sparked her interest in the organ. Emma received the Orange County American Guild of Organists study grant during high school. She later participated in the Southern California Junior Bach Festival (SCJBF) during the 2018-2019 school year, taking first place for her performance of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Major in both the Branch SCJBF and the Regional SCJBF.
At UCLA, Emma has collaborated and performed with fellow musicians, professors, and orchestras, with instruments such as the trumpet, euphonium, harp, and guitar. In the Summer of 2021, she performed and collaborated with the artist Wooli at the EastWest Studios to produce Wooli's single titled "Crazy." In addition, Emma accomplished a performance with the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) and LA Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel for the League of American Orchestras 2022 National Conference at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Most recently, Emma volunteered at the 2022 POE, actively promoting the organ to the youths and paying it forward.
She looks forward to further collaborating with artists and serving the community with worship leaders.