Faculty and Staff

Thomas G. Leslie


Director of the Division of Wind Band Studies and Professor of Conducting

As Director of the Division of Wind Band Studies and Professor of Conducting, Thomas Leslie has earned recognition for high quality performances of the UNLV Bands.  During his tenure at UNLV, his bands have received critical acclaim from members of the international music world.  Such notables include composers Malcolm Arnold, Bruce Broughton, Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli, United States Marine Band Conductor Emeritus Colonel John Bourgeois... more

Dr. Zane Douglass
Visiting Instructor of Conducting

Dr. Zane S. Douglass is the Associate Conductor of the UNLV Wind Orchestra and Visiting Instructor of Conducting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His duties at UNLV include teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Conducting; conducting the UNLV Brass Ensemble; co-conducting the UNLV Wind Orchestra and UNLV Community Band; and instructing the “Star of Nevada” Marching Band... more

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Anthony LaBounty


Associate Director of Wind Band Studies


Since his appointment to the faculty in 1988, Anthony LaBounty has helped develop the UNLV Bands to become one of the finest collegiate band programs in the nation.  He teaches courses within the music education degree programs and is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States.  He has also served as a guest conductor and performer throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico and China... more

Marlee Witt


Masters Graduate Assistant

Marlee Witt is a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the UNLV Division of Wind Band Studies. Currently, she is seeking a M.M. in Wind Band Conducting. She is a TA for the Wind Orchestra and co-conducts the New Horizons Band, Community Band, and Symphonic Winds.

Prior to working in the division, Witt graduated Summa Cum Laude with Research Honors from UNLV earning a B.A. in Music History and Literature...

Kauri Koizumi

Masters Graduate Assistant

Hawaii Local Kauri Koizumi was born and raised on the island of Oahu, HI. Currently, she is a Masters candidate with a concentration in Wind Band Conducting. She is a TA for the marching band and the pep band and co-conducts the New Horizons
Band and the Symphonic Winds. Along side with working with the bands, Koizumi has graduated with a B.M.  in Music Education (2021) from UNLV...

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Max Marquis


Doctoral Graduate Assistant 

Max Marquis is a Las Vegas based musician, educator, and composer from Sheridan, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming studying saxophone with Dr. J. Scott Turpen, earning an undergraduate degree in music education in 2018. As a musician, Max’s passion centers around the idea of being a ‘crossover’ player...