Anthony LaBounty

Although I was brought up attending church and doing 'churchy' things (ie. singing in kids choir, youth choir, attending church summer camps in the mountains et al), I began to stray during my later year years in high school and through college. After graduate school I was invited to the faculty here during which time I was rocked by the Lord Jesus. It's never been the same since. Jesus said, "I've come so that you may have life and life abundant" and this is what he delivers. For those of us who grew up in the church, straying may seem like "freedom" but it's really living a double life because we knew the truth of the Gospel all along. Jesus is who He says He is and it's never too late to begin living the abundant life.

My Life

Favorite Quote

(typically to students in rehearsals): "Rest when you're dead."

My hobbies

Hanging out with my family.

Fantasy dinner guests

Moses and Frank Sinatra

Best advice I ever received

Playing music for the world is good, but playing music for the glory of God is eternal.

My undergrad alma mater

Hail Arizona

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

79 Camaro

If I weren't a professor, I would

I'd be a real estate agent.

Favorite movies

Watching "Enchanted" with my daughter.

Favorite city

Las Vegas

Favorite coffee

Anything dark

Nobody knows I

Do yard work

My latest accomplishment

Finished a composition for wind orchestra which will be premiered Fall 2021 with proceeds and promotion benefitting Impact France (charity founded by French humanitarian Fatima Oujibou).

Current Research

Finishing a new work for wind orchestra titled TWENTYTWENTYWON.