2019 Annual Convention

July 16–19, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina

Make plans to attend our 42nd Annual Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, July 16-19, 2019.

For DMMD members attending the NPM Convention this summer in Raleigh, there are two unique events for reflection, inspiration, and growth: the DMMD Retreat, and the DMMD Institute.


DMMD Retreat: Music Makers in the Vineyard of the Lord
Monday, July 15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Retreat Leader: Sr. Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN

Drawing on Co-Workers in the Vineyard, this retreat offers DMMD members time and space to reflect on their call to be music ministers who lead others to communion with God and one another through the transformative power of music.

No fee. For DMMD Members only. Pre-Registration recommended; Limited on–site registration (if space available).*


DMMD Institute
Begins Tuesday, July 16, at 1:00 pm
Clinicians: Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, and Leo J. Shea, III, PhD

Based on our common pastoral abilities to serve the People of God, we strive for the healing of our own human qualities, spirituality, and knowledge. As pastoral ministers we must foster a healthy and well-balanced mind, body and soul, for the sake of both our personal growth and ministerial service, which is the foundation for all ministry as it is for true discipleship. Come experience ways we heal ourselves in order to cultivate our leadership qualities modeled on the example of Jesus.

Pre-registration recommended, on-site registration available on a space-available basis. No Cost ($0). Open to DMMD Members only.


  • Tuesday 1:00 pm–2:15 pm
  • Wednesday 10:30 am–12 Noon
  • Thursday 11:00 am–12:30 pm