International Western Music & Poetry

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-Andi Wood; Program Chairman-Caroline Grace Wiseman; Social Media Chairman-Alice Black

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


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.

For more information, contact Marsha Short

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

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.