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. He has conducted special performances by the UNLV Community Band at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland (2009) and at the Teatro Principe in Palestrina (Rome), Italy (2012). In 2005, he directed the UNLV Band before an estimated multi-national Asian television audience of 340 million viewers in a special invited performance at the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade and Festival in Hong Kong, China.
He is past state chairman of the Nevada Chapter of the National Band Association, and is a member in the Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Fraternity, the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and is a past member of the Texas Music Educators Association. In 2005, LaBounty was awarded UNLV College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Under his leadership, the UNLV Symphonic Winds has performed as a special exhibition ensemble premiering the wind band transcription of Sonata for Alto Saxophone, Op. 29 by Robert Muczynski at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference (2011). The group has also performed with special guest soloists John McMurtery (flute), Gary Cook (percussion), and Timothy Jones (percussion). The Symphonic Winds have also recorded numerous catalogued wind band repertoire holdings of TRN Music Publisher, Inc.
LaBounty is a published composer with both original works and settings for band. Among his original compositions for wind orchestra are Psalm 92 (2014), Salmo Della Rinascita (2014), Favor and Treasure (2013), Sharakan (2010), Prayer for Asia (2008), and Le Sentier (2007). LaBounty has also created wind orchestra settings of How Deep The Father’s Love For Us and Robert Muczynski’s Sonata, Op. 29 for Alto Saxophone. Salmo Della Rinascita, Favor and Treasure, Le Sentier, Prayer for Asia and How Deep The Father’s Love For Us are recorded by the UNLV Wind Orchestra and available on the Klavier records label.
B.M., University of Arizona
M.M., University of Illinois