Music Ministries

Sterling UMC offers music participation for every age. Our musical groups include vocal and handbell choirs for preschoolers, elementary age, middle and high school through adulthood. If you play an instrument there are also performance opportunities several times a year.  If you would like more information about adult or children’s musical activities, please contact Willis Rosenfeld at or the church office at 703-430-6455.

Aldersgate Choir

The Aldersgate Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-8:00 PM to rehearse and performs at the 9:00 AM worship service on Sunday as well as several special concerts throughout the program year.  Our covenant is to provide the best quality music for our congregation that leads them into a place of deeper worship and relationship with God.  Our choir is comprised of adults and youth and is directed by Willis Rosenfeld.  Contact:  .

Contemporary Worship Team

Our Contemporary Worship Team is a group of vocal and instrumental musicians that provides contemporary worship style music for the 11:00 AM worship service on Sunday mornings.  The Contemporary Worship Team rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 8:00-9:00 PM and is led by Director of Music,  Willis Rosenfeld.  Contact:  .

Amigos Worship Team

Our Amigos Worship Team is a group of vocal and instrumental musicians that provides music primarily in Spanish for the 10:00 AM Amigos worship service on Sunday mornings.  The Amigos Worship Team rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM.

“Drumming in the Spirit” Percussion Ensemble

Our percussion group has become an active addition to our music department and practices are on Monday evenings at 7 PM and workshops are scheduled periodically. The percussion ensemble is under the direction of Jack Layne.  For more information contact Jack at or .



Youth Musical

The Youth Musical Production offers a time for our youth to learn more about the love God has for us through song, dance, acting, set design/creation, lighting and sound.  Auditions for the musical are held in November.  Visit Youth Ministries for more information.  There will not be a Youth Musical in 2022 due to pandemic restrictions


Music Ministry Forms


Music Ministry Forms


SUMC’s Music Ministries are under the direction of:

Willis Rosenfeld

Willis Rosenfeld, Director of Music Ministries oversees the music program at Sterling UMC, including directing the Aldersgate Choir and leading the Contemporary Worship Team. He has been on the music staff at SUMC since 2005 and loves being a part of this church family.

Willis has a B.A. in Music from George Mason University and a Graduate Certificate in Education from Regent University. Outside of SUMC, Willis is the choir director at Loudoun County High School. He loves leading music weekly alongside his wife Sharon, an active member of the choir, leader in the Worship Team, and long-time member of SUMC. They have two boys, Danny and Ezra.