Maestro Douglas S. Hoppe

Founder and Music Director of the Nassau Phlharmonia ( ) and Long Island Philharmonia ( ) Doug Hoppe is a Yale educated, experienced instructor who has also studied with faculty from Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, and Budapest’s Liszt Academy of Music as well as studies at the Aspen and Tanglewood summer festivals. He also studied conducting at the Accademia Chgiana with Yuri Temirkanov and Myung-Whun Chung. Recently was given an award to study conducting and chamber / orchestral music performance at LIU Post's 2015 summer festival. He was one of the few conductors invited to the 2015 Queens College conductors workshop. Other conducting teachers include Maurice Peress, Michael Charry, Murry Sidlin, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Donald Portnoy, George Rothman, Shinik Hahm, Tong Chen, Jonathan Strasser, Susan Deaver, Dorothy Savitch and Victoria Bond. Doug also studied woodwinds privately with Sidney Saltzman (Chatauqua), David Krakauer, David Shifrin/Vadim Lando, and Kalmen Opperman. He has studied privately piano, composition, and theory with Christopher Vassiliades, Istvan Gulyas, and Eugene Kaplan. He continues to study at the most advanced levels most recently with with Gene Keyes (Clarinet), Susan Deaver (Flute/Chamber Music/Conducting) and Keith Underwood (Flute), and Lawrence Feldman (Saxophone and Jazz). While working for the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Doug served as André Previn's assistant. He as also taught sectional rehearsals in local Long Island music schools, and has experience leading youth orchestras and community and college level ensembles. Doug has worked as a professional orchestra conductor, clarinetist, and saxophonist. Doug has served in principal (solo) roles in many ensembles, and has won competitions. Doug is also a competent Baritone vocalist with choral, classical solo, and musical theater experience. Doug also has a background in internet and digital music and also the record and publishing industries. See his bio at .


Doug has an extensive network of friends, colleagues, co-workers and talented performers and teachers on nearly every instrument and can help arrange a match between teacher and student. A small commission may or may not be involved for the service. All of Doug's instructor recommendations are of the highest quality and have been vetted through personal interaction and experience working with them over time.