Poco a Poco definition


"Poco a Poco strives to cultivate a more vibrant community

through musical initiatives designed to educate and entertain." 


We believe high-quality arts opportunities, performances, and education should be accessible for all. To help make this dream become reality, our organization hosts an annual, week-long 'Summer Music Fest' for young musicians in the central Illinois community of Streator. Inspired by the Italian musical term, poco a poco, we maintain that consistent and steady dedication to a skill can spur tremendous growth. Through our instruction and guidance, we hope to instill a life-long love for music and the arts in our young musicians.

Additionally, through our free and open-to-the-public outreach programs and concerts, we hope to engage arts lovers of all ages in Streator and its surrounding areas. 



Founded in 2016 by Streator native and Executive Director Kate Tombaugh,

Poco a Poco is made up of passionate musicians, educators, and arts-lovers.