Jonah Cohen

Jonah Cohen, composition (Farmington Hills, MI), is a composer, conductor, pianist, and cellist currently based in New York City. His compositions revolve around his fascinations with space, time, motion, and stagnation, and he strives to write music that is accessible yet unafraid to explore sonic realms which may be uncomfortable. Jonah has received recognition from ASCAP, Tribeca New Music, National YoungArts Foundation, National Young Composers Challenge, and many others, and has attended numerous composition programs and festivals, including Yellow Barn and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He has had the privilege of working with Gabriela Lena Frank, Martin Bresnick, Melinda Wagner, and Ellen Reid, among others. Jonah is the Founder and Program Director of The NowBeat Project, a program which provides free performance and mentorship opportunities for young composers around the world. He recently graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with Cynthia Van Maanen and received the Neil Rabaut Memorial Composition Scholarship and the Young Artist Award. Jonah is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition degree at The Juilliard School, studying with David Ludwig. Previous Young Artists Program participant (2023)