Columbia Chapter
Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia

The International Western Music Association and its chapters foster the professional growth of individual performing members. Our open membership policy encourages western music performers and fans to join and participate in the organization. The IWMA publishes the quarterly "Western Way", the only professional magazine dedicated to the promotion of Western Music. The IWMA website provides a central focus for Western Music performers and links to their individual websites. The IWMA Youth Chapter was started to acquaint students with the musical heritage of the American West, from traditional trail songs, through the era of the movie cowboy, to contemporary western songwriting. For more of our history go to


Chapter Officers:

President: Tom Swearingen 
Vice President:  John Seger
Treasurer: Nels Nelson
Secretary: Carla Swearingen

You can get up-to-date information about events by Liking and Following us on Facebook. Also, each performing member has information about how to reach them on the Members page.