Mr. Brian Coatney

Phone: 469-752-9396


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education Master of Music - Orchestral Conducting Texas Music K-12 Certification

Mr. Brian Coatney

Brian Coatney, born in Arlington, Texas, began studying the cello privately at a young age of five.  He continued his music studies through out high school participating in Orchestra as well as playing percussion in numerous ensembles.  After graduating from high school, Coatney pursued his music career at Northwestern State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education.  In 2003, Coatney earned a Masters in Orchestral Conducting at James Madison University where he had the opportunity to study with Dr. Robert McCashin. Mr. Coatney joined the Klein High School fine arts program in 2003 as the assistant Orchestra Director as well as conducted the Houston Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Orchestra.  Mr. Coatney joined the Plano Senior High School fine arts team in 2007 as the Director of Orchestral Studies.  The Plano Senior Orchestra has a long tradition of success earning multiple Sweepstakes awards at UIL, Best in Class awards at national music competitions, and has performed three times at the prestigious Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The Plano Senior High Chamber Orchestra has been chosen as the Honor String Orchestra of Texas four times and the Plano Senior High Symphony Orchestra has been chosen as the Honor Full Orchestra four times in 2006, 2008, 2011 and most recently, 2014. Coatney was recognized in 2008 with the TexASTA Marjorie Keller Young teacher of the Year award. He is a proud member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Mu Omicron, and the professional music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha.

Teacher Schedule

  • 1st period: Evolution

    2nd Period: Teaming

    3rd Period: Sinfonia

    4th Period: Chamber

    5th Period: Symphony

    6th Period: Philharmonic

    7th Period: Conference


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