Anthony LaBounty is Professor of Music and the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he directs the UNLV "Star of Nevada" Marching Band, UNLV Symphonic Winds, the UNLV “Runnin' Rebels” Basketball Pep Band, and the UNLV Community Concert Band. Since his appointment to the faculty in 1988, he 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 served as a guest conductor and performer throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico and China. He has conducted and led special performances by the UNLV Community-Alumni Band at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland (March 2009); at the Teatro Principe in Palestrina (Rome), Italy (June 2012); in Rothenburg, Germany (2015); and in Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria (July 2018). 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 of 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. In 2014 LaBounty was distinguished by election to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
LaBounty is a published composer of original works for band and symphony orchestra with performances at Kumin Hall [Tokyo, Japan], Khachaturian Hall [Yerevan, Armenia], Carnegie Hall [New York, NY], L’eglise De Madeleine [Paris, France] and Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center [Las Vegas, NV], among others. In November 2017 his work Promise of Plenty for Soprano and Baritone solo voices and wind orchestra was premiered at the 3rd Annual UNLV “President’s Concert.” In Spring 2019, LaBounty’s composition Prophecy featuring Boston Brass hornist Chris Castellanos and the UNLV Wind Orchestra, Thomas Leslie, conductor was recorded on Klavier Records, and will also be available on iTunes. The world premiere of Prophecy was performed in Las Vegas on October 3, 2019. In June 2019, the world premiere of LaBounty’s composition Flight of Falcons was performed in Paris, France. Among other original compositions for wind orchestra: Triumph [C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Co.], Psalm 92 [C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Co.] Salmo Della Rinascita [TRN Music Publishing Co.], Favor and Treasure [C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Co.], Sharakan [Ludwig Masters Publishing Co.], Prayer For Asia [C.L. Barnhouse Publishing Co.] and Le Sentier [TRN Music Publishing Co.]. Sonata Op. 29 for Alto Saxophone by Robert Muczynski transcribed for band by LaBounty is published by G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard Corporation.