Cheng Jin Koh (高程锦), New York-based composer and yangqin performer, strives to transcend boundaries through the reinvention of musical meanings. As a yangqin musician, she was one of the youngest grand winners of the Singapore Chinese Music Competition and performed as a soloist with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. She regularly premieres her own music, which mostly involves multicultural and interdisciplinary explorations. As a composer, she has worked with Ensemble InterContemporain, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Ding Yi Music Company, and Metropolis Ensemble, among others. Some of her accolades include the BMI William Schuman Prize, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Brian Israel Prize, and the Palmer Dixon and Gena Raps Chamber Music Prizes (The Juilliard School). Recent engagements include a commission-performance by the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Arts for their centennial celebrations and the 2022 Singapore International Violin Competition as its commissioned composer. She is currently a second-year PhD Fellow at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.