Featuring Students with a Passion for Vocal and Choral Music

Young Artists and faculty perform “In the Good Old Summertime,” a piece co-written by Streator native Honey Boy Evans in celebration of Streator’s 150th anniversary.

Young Artists and faculty perform “In the Good Old Summertime,” a piece co-written by Streator native Honey Boy Evans in celebration of Streator’s 150th anniversary.

Young Artist Sadie Treest sings in a vocal master class with Mary Stucky.

Young Artist Sadie Treest sings in a vocal master class with Mary Stucky.

Summer Music Fest

Streator, Illinois

The Poco a Poco Festival enrolls incoming high school freshmen through newly-graduated seniors who want to excel in music and have a passion for the arts. The festival’s training focuses primarily on vocal and choral music through performance, voice lessons, vocal coaching, and choral rehearsals. Additional electives offered have spanned topics of conducting, movement, improvisation, and pedagogy, arranging, and vocal jazz. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 3 students per 1 faculty member to ensure an intimate learning experience.All young artists sing in the Poco a Poco Summer Music Fest Choir. It is not necessary, however, that a student’s primary instrument be voice in order to enroll.

Students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one and in small groups, exploring new ideas, fine-tuning skills, and gaining a better acumen for continued education, various careers in the music field, and a lifelong relationship with music and the arts. Additionally, Young Artists are involved in free and open-to-the-public concerts offered throughout the week.

The Poco a Poco music faculty are experts in their respective fields and represent a variety of states, music performance organizations, and educational positions. College students and young professionals serve as Junior Faculty, singing as section leaders in the Festival Choir while gaining performance, instructional, and work experience during the festival week.

We are not an overnight festival: our training encompasses early afternoons through evenings.


All Events are free and open to the public!

All events hosted at Park Presbyterian Church:

201 N Vermillion St, Streator, IL 61364 (SE corner of the City Park)

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