Education & Historical Preservation

A Voices of Gotham breakout quartet during our performance at the 2013 Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus Contest, Toronto, ON 2013. L to R: Adam Bock – Tenor, Matt Saucier – Lead, Braden Lynk – Bass, Brian Lindvall – Baritone.

Voices of Gotham's Education & Historical Preservation Programs educate our members and audiences about barbershop history and pedagogy, in order to perpetuate and preserve its traditions, music, and legacy. Our current programs include:

The Tin Pan Alley Novice Quartet Contest

Tin Pan Alley (TPA) is VoG's annual novice quartet contest, which brings new quartets to compete in front of both an audience and a panel using the Barbershop Harmony Society's adjudication standards. TPA fosters choral excellence by:

  • Encouraging barbershop "quartetting"
  • Developing quality quartet singers
  • Educating our contestants and spectators about the history of barbershop in New York City; and by 
  • Mobilizing VoG's Arrangers' Lab

Click here for a program from our most recent Tin Pan Alley contest.

Click here for a program from our first Tin Pan Alley contest.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.