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, president of the Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, welcomes you to the DMMA web site at


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, educator, Dallas Independent School District.


Mrs. Alyce Goff, lifelong musician and retired educator.


Ms. Darlene Williams, patron.


Dr. Michael G. Ford, church music director and retired school administrator.


Mr. John Wilbanks, patron.