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 believe 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.



Founded in 2016 by Executive Director Kate Tombaugh,

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