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Mr. W. Gene Coburn

Adult Choir Director

Fountain Street Church

HQ Phone: (616) 459-8386

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Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain St. N.E.

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

United States

Company Description

Fountain Street Church was founded in 1869 as Fountain Street Baptist. Gradually embracing more liberal ideals between 1896 and 1962, the church went from being Fountain Street Baptist Church to being Fountain Street Church - a non-creedal, non-denominati ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Advanced Training Specialist

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc

Artistic Director

West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

First Vice President, Corporate Learning and Development Manager

The Citizens Banking Company

Affiliations

Vice President Board Of Directors
The Lakeshore Community Chorus

Board Member
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers

Founding Member
Flint Arts Chorale

Web References (14 Total References)


The 2016 spring session will be ...

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The 2016 spring session will be led by directors W. Gene Coburn and Nancy Plantinga with accompanist Peter Black.

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Coburn will serve as interim director while LCC music director Tim Heck travels abroad this session.
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Coburn is the musical director of the Fountain Street Church Choir and the FSC Oratorio Choir in Grand Rapids, as well as former director of the West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus and the New Century Chorale. He has been a member of the Lakeshore Community Chorus and recently served on the board as vice president.


Staff

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Gene Coburn - Adult Choir Director koralman@comcast.net

A native of Grand Blanc, Gene began his conducting artistry in 1975. He has directed vocal, instrumental, youth, and handbell choirs for more than a dozen Genessee County churches, secular musical societies, and school choruses. Recently moving to west Michigan, Gene has joined the Lakeshore Community Chorus and the Hope College Chorus, and was recently appointed as the Artistic Director for the West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus. During the work week, Gene is an Associate Development Specialist with DENSO Manufacturing Michigan. In his spare time, Gene enjoys working out, race walking, attending theater, and home landscaping. Gene and his partner, Bob Ruddy, spend considerable time on the shore of Lake Michigan near their home in Douglas.


Staff

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Gene Coburn - Adult Choir Director koralman@comcast.net

A native of Grand Blanc, Gene began his conducting artistry in 1975. He has directed vocal, instrumental, youth, and handbell choirs for more than a dozen Genessee County churches, secular musical societies, and school choruses. Recently moving to west Michigan, Gene has joined the Lakeshore Community Chorus and the Hope College Chorus, and was recently appointed as the Artistic Director for the West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus. During the work week, Gene is an Associate Development Specialist with DENSO Manufacturing Michigan. In his spare time, Gene enjoys working out, race walking, attending theater, and home landscaping. Gene and his partner, Bob Ruddy, spend considerable time on the shore of Lake Michigan near their home in Douglas.


Our Staff

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Mr. W. Gene Coburn, Director of Music


New Century Chorale Leadership

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After our 13th season our founding director, W. Gene Coburn will be stepping down.Do you know the right person to lead us as we continue to strive for excellence in an art that we love so much?If so, please review the job description here.Thanks!

W. Gene Coburn, Director of Music
W. Gene Coburn, founder and director of New Century Chorale, has conducted numerous choral, instrumental and handbell choirs throughout the area for over twenty-five years.Gene has served several area churches as Director of Music since 1975, and is currently serving in that capacity at First Congregational Church UCC in Grand Blanc.In addition to Gene's active involvement in church music, he also has directed the University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Choir, Carriage Towne Chorus of Sweet Adelines, and served as musical director for theatre productions for Fenton Village Players and New Vic Dinner Theatre.He has served as adjudicator/clinician at numerous choral and handbell festivals and workshops throughout the Midwest, and also coaches local choral groups.He is a past Board Member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, and past Dean of the Flint Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.Gene also has performed with the Flint Arts Chorale, Flint Festival Chorus, Flint Male Chorus, and UM-Flint Alumni Choir.Additionally, he regularly performs with St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chamber Singers in downtown Flint.
Gene is Vice President, Operations and Technology Training Manager for Citizens Bank and directs the Citizens Bank Mixed Chorus.He also works with United Way and the Learning Community.Residing in Grand Blanc, Gene has two children.Son Michael is in his fourth year, of mechanical engineering at Grand Valley State University, and daughter Amanda is a senior at Swartz Creek High School.Both Michael and Amanda have been active in various musical groups in church and school.
When not in a meeting at work or a rehearsal, Gene enjoys a fast-paced workout at UM-Flint Recreation Center, attending a theater production or concert, a seafood and pasta meal at Kruse & Muer, and yard and gardening work.He also has taken up the sport of Race Walking, having participated (and successfully completed) in the past eight Crim 8K Race Walks.

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