Louis Panacciulli has been
the Music Director and Conductor
of The Nassau Pops Symphony
Orchestra since 1984. He received his
Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Pace
University and has the distinction of being
the first graduate to have received this degree
in a unique cooperative program with New
York University. Mr. Panacciulli also attended
The Mannes College of Music, and in 1973
received his Master’s Degree from New York
University. He is currently an active member
of major music and educational organizations
on Long Island.
In 1987, Maestro Panacciulli founded The
Nassau Pops Wind Ensemble, a thirty-eight
member symphonic band. He is also
a Professor on the Adjunct Music Faculty of
Nassau Community College where he conducts its Concert Band. This band is open to all
Nassau County musicians.
addition to his busy conducting schedule, he can often be found
performing as a clarinet soloist and as a member of several wind
ensembles, concert bands, and orchestras in New York City as well
as Long Island. NPSO co-founder Dawn Simmons Manuel and he regularly
collaborate as music directors for many of Long Island's fine
musical theater presentations. Among the many shows to their credit
are: "Oliver," "The Man of LaMancha," "Anything
Goes," "The Fantastiks," "The Sound of Music,"
"Fiddler on the Roof," "The Music Man," and
July of each year, Nassau County residents are treated to The
Village of Mineola's Performing Arts Weekend. Maestro Panacciulli
and the board members of The Nassau Pops, in conjunction with
The Village of Mineola and its Chamber of Commerce, annually
organize this free event which showcases musical theater presentations
and outdoor concerts in Mineola's beautiful Memorial Park.
Louis was presented with the Shining Star Award at the 2006 CP Nassau Dignitary Awards
Luncheon for his generosity and support of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau
County, Inc. He has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars to benefit CP Nassau. In
2006, Louis was also honored with the “Make A Difference Award” from the Town of Hempstead.
In 2016, Maestro Panacciulli was appointed Conductor and Music Director of the Rockaway Five
Towns Symphony Orchestra. This symphony was founded in 1950 and is one of the oldest
classical orchestras on Long Island.
Panacciulli recently retired from his position as teacher of instrumental music in the
Valley Stream District 13 Schools. He currently resides with his family in Franklin Square.