• The UTES General Music Choir is available to all students in the 4th and 5th grade. Students are exposed to traditional choral genres from classical, musical theater, jazz, rapping, show choir, and gospel scores. Choral elements include harmony, blending, balancing, blocking, pitch percussion, and beat boxing. Concert performances are presented at the Holiday and Spring season. All are welcome and no auditions are required. Rehearsls are held on Tuesday's from 3:40-4:30pm. Students are offered the late bus or parent pick-up after rehearsals. If you are interested in joining, please send me an email so you can join our UTES Google Classroom Choir page for weekly updates and announcements. (aristizabal@upperschools.org) Student's can join at anytime! Preparation for the concert will be determined by the amount of rehearsals attended. 


     Important UTES Choir 2019 Dates:

    UTES General Choir Schedule:

    Tuesday, Jan. 8th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Jan. 15th, (3:40-4:30pm( Music Room

    Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Jan. 29th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Feb. 5th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Feb. 12th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Feb. 19th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room-CANCELLED

    Tuesday, Feb. 26th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, Feb. 28th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room- MAKE-UP

    Tuesday, March 5th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, March 12th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, March 19th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Tuesday, March 26th, (3:40-4:30pm) Music Room

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7pm- UTES SPRING CONCERT! Students please arrive at 6:30pm in the UTES Gymnasium. Please arrive in your concert attire with BLACK on the BOTTOM and WHITE on TOP! 

    Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 10am- Please join us at the UTES Gym for the UTES Spring School Assembly Choir Concert. Parents are welcome to attend the School Assembly! 



Mrs. Abbie Aristizabal

Phone: 609-628-3500 ext. 2296


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Music Education~ Classical Opera & Piano

Mrs. Abbie Aristizabal


Hello! It is my pleasure and honor to be the Upper Township Middle School General Music Teacher and Choral Director of both the UTMS and UTES. For over 15 years, I have been teaching music education, and this is my third year directing the UTES Choir for the Upper Township School District. My goal is to inspire students to have a life-long relationship with music and my commitment is to the improvement of the student. These students are my dream come true! Thank you!