Originally from San Bernardino, CA, Lou is a 2019 graduate of Princeton University, where he received his bachelor's degree (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in music with certificates in conducting performance and American studies. While a student, he founded the Trenton Youth Orchestra and conducted several different ensembles, including the Princeton University Sinfonia and Orchestra, and pit orchestras for the Princeton University Players. A strong advocate for accessible music education, in January 2019 Lou was invited by Princeton University Concerts to participate in a panel discussion on El Sistema alongside Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. He also maintains a strong interest in politics, having worked in both local and national government. Lou is a past recipient of the A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award, the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, the Santos-Dumont Prize for Innovation, and the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence.
Lou jointly serves as Program Manager for Trenton Arts at Princeton and Director of the Trenton Youth Orchestra.