Cohler awarded BMI Foundation’s Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship


Yuga Cohler (Solti, ’15) has turned heads during his first year as music director and conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra. In April of this year, he led the YMF Orchestra in a production of the blended works of Beethoven and Kanye West in a performance called, “YEETHOVEN.”

Cohler’s vision has paid off, as he’s been asked to return through 2018 to lead the ensemble, through the Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship.

BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick says, “As a young artist willing to defy expectations and embrace innovation, Yuga shines light on the ability of new music to unite diverse audiences.”

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