About Choir

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    The UTMS General Concert Choir is available to all students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. 
     
    In General Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, students are exposed to traditional choral genres from classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, rap, country to gospel scores. Choral elements include harmony, blending, balancing and blocking, as well as contemporary elements like pitch percussion, beatboxing and rapping.
     
    All students are welcome and no auditions for General Concert Choir is required!
     
    Currently during this international pandemic, we will continue to implement safe vocal exercises and techniques, a sense of choral community and camaraderie through the medium of music. 
     
    Until further notice, ALL rehearsals will be held virtually. 
     
    Concert performances are typically presented in the Holiday and Spring season. (No concerts are currently scheduled at this time.)
     
    Typically, our students annual volunteering to perform at a local nursing home, we also participate annually in the:
     
    • Ocean City Christmas Parade as the events ONLY and MAIN performing Choral Production Group!!!
    • LiteRock 96.9 Holiday Cheer Choir Performance
    • "Cookies and Karaoke," Fundraiser
    • And a fundraising trip to NYC for our annual Broadway show!!!!
     
    All are welcome and NO auditions are required for the UTMS General Concert Choir.
     
    Chamber Choir members are selected by video auditions only by a volunteer panel of Judges!
      
    The UTMS General Concert Choir Virtual Rehearsal Schedule for December 2020
     
    Monday, December 7, 2020- Rehearsal Virtual Zoom Link (3:45pm-4:30pm)
    Monday, December 14, 2020- Rehearsal Virtual Zoom Link (3:45pm-4:30pm)
     
    The UTMS General Concert Choir Virtual Rehearsal Schedule for January 2021:
     
    Friday, Jan. 15th- UTMS Chamber Choir Audition Videos and Permission Slips Due! No late submissions allowed!
     
    Monday, Jan. 25th- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:30pm) Chamber Choir (4:30-5:00pm)
     
    February 2021 UTMS Virtual General Choir & Chamber Choir Schedule:
     
    Monday, Feb. 1st- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:30pm) Chamber Choir (4:30-5:00pm)
     
    Monday, Feb. 8th- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:30pm) Chamber Choir (4:30-5:00pm)
     
    Monday, Feb. 15th- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:30pm) Chamber Choir (4:30-5:00pm)
     
    Monday, Feb. 22nd- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:30pm) Chamber Choir (4:30-5:00pm)
     
    March 2021 Virtual General Choir & Chamber Choir Schedule:
     
    Monday, March 1st- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:15) Chamber Choir (4:15-4:30pm)
     
    Monday, March 8th- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:15) Chamber Choir (4:15-4:30pm)
     
    Monday, March 15th- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:15) Chamber Choir (4:15-4:30pm)
     
    Monday, March 22nd- UTMS General Choir (3:45-4:15) Chamber Choir (4:15-4:30pm)
     
    Monday, March 29th- NO CHOIR: VOCAL REST
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Mrs. Aristizabal

Phone: 609-628-3500 x2296

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Music Education~ Classical Opera & Piano

Mrs. Aristizabal

Hello! It is my pleasure and honor to be warmly welcomed as the Upper Township Middle School General Music Teacher and Choral Director of both the UTMS and UTES. For over 19 years, I have been teaching music education. This is my fourth year in the Upper Township School District. Students are told daily, "You are my dream come true!" "We're all in this together!!!!"

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