John Coons

Soloist, composer-songwriter, conductor, music educator

A native of Maine, musician John Coons is forging a genre-defying career that has included choral work, opera roles, performing with Ben Folds and the Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Opera, and singing the national anthem for the Red Sox at Fenway Park. His resume provides a snapshot of his wide-reaching interests, which range from solo work and songwriting to theater and music education. 

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A native of Maine, musician John Coons is forging a genre-defying career that has included singing in Seattle Opera's outreach program, performing with Ben Folds and the Pittsburgh Symphony, and singing the national anthem for the Red Sox at Fenway Park. His resume provides a snapshot of his wide-reaching interests, which range from solo work and theater to choral conducting, composition, and music education. Recently relocated to Seattle, John has performed in venues from Mobile, Alabama to Skagway, Alaska, and has shared the stage with Amanda Palmer, Foreigner, and the award-winning cabaret duo, The Jane Austen Argument. His original one-man musical "Six Months for Six Weeks" has been riveting audiences on both coasts and recently hit the internet as a web miniseries.