Music Ministries

Music Director: Dr. Morgan Brower


Dandridge FUMC has a robust music program. We are blessed with many talented musicians in our congregation – both vocalists and instrumentalists! If you love music or want to learn more about music, we have many music ministry opportunities for you.

If you have questions about our music ministries or wish to get involved, please contact our church office, and we will connect you to our Music Director, Dr. Morgan Brower, or email her at 


Chancel Choir

Our chancel choir meets each Wednesday night at 6:30 PM to rehearse. They sing traditional choral music each Sunday for our 10:00 AM service, primarily utilizing the UMC Hymnal and other choral resources. The choir also puts on special cantata performances for Easter and Advent, which add to the celebration of these important Christian holidays in meaningful ways.

Chancel Choir always invites new members who wish to contribute to raising a joyful noise for the Lord.

Praise Team

Our praise team provides music in our 10:00 AM worship, alongside our choir. They present modern or contemporary music, featuring guitar, bass, piano/keyboard, and vocals. You may recognize what they play from contemporary Christian radio! Their music brings a modern sound to our worship services each Sunday, connecting the various generations and musical preferences within our congregation.

They rehearse on Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the sanctuary. If you are interested in joining them, please contact the church office to be connected with Bryant Opeil or Morgan Brower.

Hand Bell Choir

Our chancel bell choir rings octaves of bells. This music ministry is open to anyone wishing to learn the hand bells and contribute to music ministry at DFUMC!

The hand bell choir is led by our Music Director, Morgan Brower. Practices occur in the choir room at 4:30 PM on Sundays.

Children’s Lessons in Church

Because we have so many gifted musicians in our church, we do also offer a variety of formats for children’s lessons. DFUMC acts as a host site for these lessons.

Dr. Morgan Brower, our Music Director, offers solo voice lessons for children, youth, and adults.  For more information contact Dr. Brower at

Bryant Opeil, the pianist and lead guitarist for our Praise Band, offers weeknight solo lessons for children and youth. For his contact information, please contact the church office.

"Pee Wee Pickers" - musical group providing group lessons to children grades 2 and up in string instruments such as guitar, banjo, fiddle, and more. ON HOLD FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.