New men’s choir targeted toward non-music majors


    There is a new men’s choir at TCU that allows students to make music a part of their lives and display their singing talent.

    Director of Frog Corps Bradley White said that while the university has had a men’s choir in the past, this musical ensemble is different from other programs because it is directed toward non-music majors.

    “It makes for a very diverse group of guys who aren’t here every day in this building and doing music, guys from the English department to the journalism department and business and everything just coming together once a week and sharing music together,” sophomore pre-major Quinton Gregory said.

    The chorus gives men who have a passion for music  a way to pursue it without the commitments of majoring in music, freshman pre-major Benjamin Yoder said.

    “It’s a great avenue for musicians who want to be in a great group to have fun, but they are not quite as serious as they would be if they were majoring in music,” White said.

    The group does have about nine men who are music majors, who compliment the members who are not music majors. This combination makes the group versatile, White said.

    In addition to reaching out to non-music majors, Frog Corps is also reaching to be a more public group, White said. The goal is to branch out from being a typical men’s choir.

    “We are also hopeful that we will be performing for different public events during the school year, such as banquets at TCU, as well as things like the Christmas tree lighting ceremony,” White said.

    Frog Corps will still perform at traditional choral events, but the group will also attempt to represent TCU beyond the music department, he said.

    Although still in its infancy, Frog Corps is off to a great start, White said. The choir’s first performance will be at the Ensemble Concert on Oct. 20.