Music is an integral part of our Christian faith. And because it is so important to praise God in song, we offer opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow and share their gifts with this congregation and the Annandale community. No matter your skill level or ability, there is a place for you to share your gifts in our music ministry. I hope that you will take a moment to find an ensemble in which to share your talents here at AUMC.

God’s Peace,
Patrick Vaughn, Director of Worship, 703-256-8330 ext. 123



Children’s Choirs meet on Sundays during the school year (September-May) and sing about once a month, as well as at special services such as The Hanging of the Greens. Children 3-5 years old in our preschool class meet during Sunday school, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Our K-5 choir meets after worship in Hughes Hall, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; parents are invited to enjoy fellowship in Wright Hall while their children rehearse.


Our Adult Choir provide music for the majority of the services and events at AUMC. We are always open to new folks who would like to join us. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the Choir Room. Interested individuals college-age and up can reach out to Pat for more information,

Other Music Opportunities

AUMC’s Music Ministries periodically puts on fully staged Broadway musicals, which have included The Sound of Music (2006), The Music Man (2008), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2010),The Wizard of Oz (2014) and Children of EdenĀ (2017).

The Annanbells are AUMC’s handbell ensemble, for musicians who are college age and up. Rehearsals are on Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This group is not auditioned, but sight reading ability is necessary for participation.

AUMC also features solo musicians and special ensembles during services, as well as hosting concerts. Please let Pat Vaughn know if you are interested in sharing your instrumental gifts in worship. He can be reached at or 703-256-8330, ext. 123.