The Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, an affiliate of the historic National Association of Negro Musicians, promotes the profession of music among local African American musicians, works to preserve the legacy of distinctively African American music such as the Negro Spiritual, and nurtures musical talent by awarding annual scholarships. 

Founded in 1983, DMMA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Dr. Michael G. Ford, immediate past president of the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, welcomes you. "Come join us!"


What Some Members Say

The membership of DMMA includes educators, church musicians, performing professionals, and patrons. Here a few of the members talk about their lives in music and what DMMA means to them.

Mrs. Billie Kerl Roberts, president of DMMA and an educator in the Dallas Independent School District, explains the origins and purpose of the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association.


Mrs. Alyce G. Goff, former choir director at Jarvis Christian College and high schools in Abilene and Amarillo, Texas, describes her musical upbringing and her love for the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association.


Mrs. Darlene Williams describes what it's like to participate as a member of the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association while not being a professional musician herself.