International Western Music & Poetry

Youth Chapter

YOUTH CHAPTER

Welcome to the International Western Music Association youth web page. If you enjoy Western music or Cowboy poetry and are under 21 years of age we would be delighted to have you join the IWMA as a member of our Youth Chapter. Young performers, future performers, and fans are the future of Western music and the IWMA encourages young people to come be a part of the Western Music and Poetry family.

Youth Membership Cost: $15/year     I Want to Become a Member!

IWMA Youth Chapter Officers are: President-Abby Payne; Vice President-Jenna Thunborg; Secretary-Hailey Sandoz; Program Chairman-Caroline Grace Wiseman; Social Media Chairman-Jazmine Channell

For more information on the IWMA Youth Chapter contact the Chapter coordinator, Jane Leche

YOUTH PERFORMER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

IWMA is offering an exciting opportunity for Youth Chapter members who would like to expand their Western music or cowboy poetry performance skills by establishing the Young Performers Education Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to Youth Chapter members in good standing for instrumental, vocal, or song/poetry-writing private instruction, a music camp session or class instruction at a music school.

To apply:

  1. Download and fill out the Young Performers Education Scholarship Application
  2. Attach at least one Letter of Endorsement from a music teacher, IWMA member, festival organizer or other music or performance professional
  3. Send application package to Marsha Short, IWMA Executive Director, P. O. Box 648, Coppell, TX 75019 or email to marsha@westernmusic.org

Applications must be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the camp or instruction session registration deadline. Only one application per person per year will be accepted. If selected, scholarship funds will be sent directly to the camp, private instructor or music school.

For more information, contact Marsha Short marsha@westernmusic.org

Many thanks to our generous donors to the Youth Scholarship Fund. If you want to support our young performers please send your donation to:

IWMA
Marsha Short, Executive Director
P.O. Box 648
Coppell, TX 75019

Make checks payable to: International Western Music Association and specify 'Youth Scholarship'

State and area chapters are encouraged to 'Adopt-a-Youth' by providing performance opportunities and mentors.