DMMA supports young people of color who exhibit exceptional musical talent. The organization annually awards scholarships to aspiring young musicians. Recipients have attended Juilliard, Yale, SMU, and other major universities.
Roderick C. Demmings Jr. studied at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in organ and English. A native of Dallas, Roderick graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Fair Park Music Hall, and the Verizon Center in Philadelphia.
Pianist Leonard Hayes graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and is now pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Violinist Richmond Punch was among the first of DMMA's scholarship recipients. Tutored in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Young Strings program, Richmond went on to graduate from Juilliard and Yale. He is now the founder and owner of Richmond Punch Productions in Dallas.
Complete List of Recipients
Scholarship recipients have been Jamil Byrom, Chelsi Clark, Roderick Demmings, Francois Dewberry, Joshua Epperson, Ramona Estell, Andre Gustus, Leonard Hayes, Venetia Hodge, Georgianna Howard, Artina Hunter, Andre Johnson, Takisha Kizard, Michelle Magee, Faith Manning, Byron Martin, Stamos Martin, Henry McDowell, Eran McGowan, J'Nore Nance, Lauren Punch, Richmond Punch, Alfrelynn Roberts, Tiffany Robinson, Najeeb Saboor, Kalva Sue Scott, Ivy Simpson, Kyle Wiggins, Lauren Wiggins, Ambreal Williams, Eugene Young IV.
How to Apply
Scholarships go to aspiring music majors from the Dallas Metroplex and are for college undergraduate and graduate study. Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year in the form of a letter. The letter should explain the student's accomplishments in addition to his or her educational and career goals. Application letters should be sent to the address on the Contact page.
If you have a questions about scholarships, please send us a message via the Contact page.