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Ross Sutter

Ross Sutter grew up singing in school and church choirs. After getting a degree in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, he began his over forty-year career as a singer and a resident artist in schools. Since the mid 1980s Ross has specialized in Scandinavian music and has performed all over the U.S. and in Europe including Nordic Fest in Decorah, Hjemkomst Festival in Moorhead, and Nisswa-Stämman. Also, for over 25 years he has performed at Norsk Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota, and at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis where he has produced and performed a family Christmas show entitled Julglädje. Appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and the Winnipeg Folk Festival are highlights of his early career. More recently, he has enjoyed leading the Midsummer Celebration in Battery Park in New York City, performing at Scan Fest in the Los Angeles area, touring and collecting songs in Sweden and Norway through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the American Scandinavian Foundation, and hosting workshops with traditional Swedish singers online during the pandemic.