Yuga Cohler is a conductor.
Cohler is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where he studied computer science. His senior thesis, Optimal Envy-Free Cake-Cutting, has been cited by over 50 articles in the academic literature. 
Cohler is currently Music Director of the Ridgefield Symphony, and from 2015 to 2018 served as Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra.
During his tenure at YMF, he came to international prominence with the creation of Yeethoven a comparison of the works of Kanye West and Beethoven. The project was undertaken with Stephen Feigenbaum (Johan). 
Cohler also enjoys a close relationship with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has appeared in concert on Japanese national television. He recently completed a sold-out international tour with them featuring the international rockstar Yoshiki, which concluded with two performances in Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Cohler has additionally appeared as a guest conductor with the Juilliard and New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestras, and served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Cohler runs State of Art, a blog about American music without preconceptions of genre or quality.