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MSSU Choral Society Special Summer Session

MSSU Choral Society Rehearsal
MSSU Choral Society Rehearsal

Late spring and summer are a time when many of us slow down a little bit, take some time off, perhaps a vacation or find a new hobby.

If you’re interested in meeting new people and joining a chorus with no audition required, an opportunity tonight could be the perfect fit for you.

KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.


The special summer session of the well-known area-wide mixed community chorus, the MSSU Choral Society, begins tonight, June 3, from 7 pm to 9 pm in room 208 of the Music Building at MSSU.

There are no auditions, and all singers are welcome. Prior experience in a choir in the past is helpful, but not required. The class fee is $30, one time, and covers the music, 8 weeks of rehearsal, and the performance.

Interested singers may attend the first few weeks at no cost. The choir will prepare for a special late July concert with a selection of engaging and fun-to-sing music. Kaden Propps will lead the chorus in this summer session.

Propps is choir director at First Community Church in Joplin and a music teacher. For more information, contact Wally Bloss at or call 417-386-3996.

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Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.