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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. Ne

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

Associate Development Specialist

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc

Artistic Director

West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

Assistant Vice President Electronic Services Manager

The Citizens Banking Company

Mechanical Engineer

Attwood Corporation

Affiliations

Vice President Board Of Directors
The Lakeshore Community Chorus

Board Member
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers

Founding Member
Flint Arts Chorale

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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.


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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.


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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.


Banking Curriculum Design | Laurel and Associates

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Working in collaboration with W. Gene Coburn, Vice President, Corporate Learning and Development Manager, she has designed curriculum for a variety of banking topics for Citizens Bank, including:


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W Gene Coburn Artistic Director

W. Gene Coburn is a proud Grand Blanc native and recently completed 34 years of continuous employment with Citizens Bank in April, 2013 as First Vice President, Corporate Learning and Development Manager, wherehe also conducted the Citizens Bank Mixed Chorus in the annual Holiday Sing for over 30 years. Gene served the Bank in many leadership and management capacities in Human Resources, Operations and Technology and Retail Banking.
Gene began his conducting artistry in church in 1975, having initially served as Director of Music at Grand Blanc United Methodist Church. Leaving there in 1983, he took the position of Director of Music at Central United Methodist until 1990. While at both churches, Gene directed vocal, instrumental and handbell choirs, and developed a concert series "Celebrations in Sound" that lasted until his departure. After taking a short break, he served First Presbyterian Church of Fenton until 1993. From there, Gene went on to serve Community Presbyterian Church of Flint, Central United Methodist Church and Grand Blanc United Methodist through September, 2000. At that point, Gene was appointed Director of Music at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church of Grand Blanc, where he guided four vocal choirs, youth handbell choir and instrumental ensembles. In 2002, heaccepted an invitation to serve as Director of Music at First Congregational UCC in Grand Blanc, developing acomprehensive core music program which included three vocal choirs, two handbell choirs and an instrumental ensemble. While there he also supervised the sanctuary renovation in 2009. Gene served Woodside Church of Flint from September 2012 - March 2013.
In addition to Gene's active involvement in church music, he is the founding artistic director of New Century Chorale and served in that capacity from 1994 - 2007. He also directed the University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Choir, Carriage Towne Chorus of Sweet Adelines and the Flint Community Church Handbell Choir. He has been a consultant and clinician at numerous church choral and handbell festivals and workshops throughout the Midwest, and also coaches local school 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. Additionally, he has regularly performed with the Carolyn Mawby Chorale, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chamber Singers in downtown Flint, Flint Male Chorus, and was a founding member of the Flint Arts Chorale. He now performs with the Lakeshore Community Chorus and serves as Vice President on their Board of Directors, as well as the Hope College Chorus.
Theater work is also part of Gene's background, which includes musical direction for several productions with Fenton Village Players and New Vic Dinner Theater. Recently, he was musical director for the UM-F production ofthe musical "Zombies from the Beyond".
Gene is a volunteer with Saugatuck/Douglas Visitors and Business Bureau and designed and facilitated New Volunteer Orientation programs. He has also been a consultant and sales trainer for United Way of Genesee County. He also enjoys "home-staging" consulting and landscape work.
He resides now in Douglas, Michigan and has two children, Michael, a mechanical engineer for Attwood Marine, married and living in East Grand Rapids, and Amanda, married, a Branch Manager at First Merit Bank, and livingin Grand Blanc. Gene also has a new addition to the family - Max, the first grandchild. Gene enjoys a work-out at Snap Fitness, attending theater, a meal at Wild Dog, and yard work. He also has taken up the sport of Race Walking, having participated in nine Crim 8K Race Walks and the Fifth-Third Race in Grand Rapids. Gene and his partner Bob also spend considerable time on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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Bob has two children and currently resides with his partner Gene in Douglas, Michigan.

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