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