Paul Coats


Paul Coats earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Saxophone, from Louisiana Tech University in 1974. There he studied Saxophone with James Keene (now Director of Bands/Professor of Music at the University of Illinois) and Doug Graham (now Professor of Woodinds at University of South Carolina). He studied composition with Dr. Dick Goodwin, noted band arranger/composer at the University of South Carolina.

Paul currently performs on all standard saxophones, conducts clinics for student groups, and performs regularly with the Bayou Saxophone Ensemble. He has composed or arranged more than a hundred works for saxophone ensembles.

Paul has been a clinician and consultant for Runyon Products for many years. He learned many of his playing and teaching techniques from Santy Runyon, and for the past few years, assisted Mr. Runyon at various music industry trade shows around the country. Paul is also an active instructor and repair technician.

For the last few years Paul has been a featured columnist on Sax On The Web.

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