About Choir

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    The UTMS General Concert Choir is available to all students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th.  
    The General Choir and Chamber Choir students are exposed to traditional choral genres from classical, jazz, musical theater, rock, rap, country, secular and sacred scores.
     
    Choral elements include harmony, blending, balancing and blocking, as well as contemporary elements like pitch percussion, beatboxing and rapping.
     
    All students must audition to have their vocal part assigned to the General Concert Choir.
     
    Students in the select choir program called, "Chamber Choir" are chosen by audition ONLY and MUST be able to read music. 
     
    Concert performances are presented in the Winter and Spring season. 
     
    Performance and Field trip opportunities include:
    • Ocean City Christmas Parade!!!
    • LiteRock 96.9 Holiday Cheer Choir Performance!!! (Chamber Choir Members Only)
    • And an opportunity to attend our annual trip to NYC for a Broadway show!!!!  
    Chamber Choir members are selected by audition only by a volunteer panel of judges!
     
    Students are offered the "Late Bus," for all afternoon rehearsals ending at 4:20pm. If a Parent/Guardian is NOT present at 4:25pm, it is the UTMS school policy that the student MUST be placed on the UTMS "Late Bus." 
     
     
    2022 UTMS Fall & Winter Choir & Chamber Choir Schedule:
     
    Monday, September 12, 2022- General Choir Auditions- Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, September 19, 2022- Chamber Choir Auditions, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, September 26, 2022, General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, October 3, 2022, Chamber Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, October 10 2022, General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, October 17, 2022, Chamber Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, October 24, 2022- General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, October 31, 2022, Chamber Choir Canceled due to Board Approved Half Day
     
    Monday, November 7, 2022, NO CHOIR- IN-Service, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:20pm)
     
    Monday, November 14, 2022, General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:25pm)
     
    Monday, November 21, 2022 Chamber Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:25pm)
     
    Monday, November 28, 2022, General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:25pm)
     
    Monday, December 5, 2022, Chamber & General Choir, Rehearse in the Music Room (3:20-4:25pm)
     
    Monday, December 12, 2022, Chamber & General Choir, Dress Rehearse on the UTMS Stage (3:20-4:25pm)
     
    Tentative- Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Band & Choir Winter Concert, Report Time for General and Chamber Choir is 5:45pm at the Gymnasium.
    Dismissal at 6:15pm for Band Student to Mr. Engle until 6:45pm. Doors open to the general public at 6:30pm. Donations will be accepted at the door on the night of the performance. All the above dates, times and schedules are subject to change and an email will be sent if there are changes. 
     
    Thank you in advance for your support of our Music Department Choral program. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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 18 years, I have been teaching music education. This is my fifth year in the Upper Township School District. Students are told daily, "You are my dream come true!" "We're all in this together!!!!"