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Mary Collier Mims

Classical Music Host

Mary Collier Mims returns to public radio on the heels of a 35-year teaching career in music.  Her on-air debut was in 1979 on WTSU-FM, an NPR affiliate in Troy, AL.  Mary taught at Troy State University for nine years and moved to Cape Girardeau with her husband Bruce and son George Aplin in 1989.  She taught voice, music appreciation, aural skills, and music education courses at Southeast Missouri State University from 1989-1992 and 2011-2017.  Her public school teaching years were spent in service to Cape Girardeau Public Schools and Nell Holcomb R-IV.  Mary enjoys fishing, birding, and being a grandma to Jerry, Bree, and Violet.