Louis was an energetic and passionately committed music director with our show. He was an involved collaborator and allowed for us to take the show to a new level. Great at instructing and knows how to push you.
— Thaine Sugden, Director of Tarzan
The Little Mermaid,  May 2015

The Little Mermaid, May 2015

Louis received his B.A. in music with a concentration in composition from Stanford University.  There, he learned choral conducting techniques and served as vocal director or vocal assistant for several student productions.

He currently serves as music director for Bay Area Educational Theater Company, where he works on Main Stage productions (Narnia, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan) and after-school musical programs (Aladdin Jr., High School Musical Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr.).

We were very very lucky he joined us. He made Evan’s and my songs work!
— Vicki Siegel, Producer and Lyricist of What Do Women Want?

He has also music directed You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Little Shop of Horrors for Pacifica Spindrift Players, and was music director for the first production of What Do Women Want?, an original musical.  Additional credits include The Christians at San Francisco Playhouse (choir director and keyboard arranger) and The Wild Party at Stanford University (vocal director)

Little Shop of Horrors, March 2015

Aside from just being a kick-ass musician himself, he is incredibly driven and passionate about the music he teaches and directs, and he has an amazing talent for getting the cast equally excited about performing the music. Not only does he coach the music from a technical and vocal standpoint, but he also encourages the actors to find motivation and purpose behind everything they sing,
— Sammi Hildebrandt, Director of The Little Mermaid