Ross Sutter, Storyteller - 2011
Storyteller, Ross Sutter presented a participatory program of music and dance. He encouraged the audience to sing along and even play the instruments. Sutter taught the audience singing games that he has collected in his travels.
Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:
June 27 –June 30, 2011; Public libraries in: Browns Valley; Douglas County; Fergus Falls; Glenwood; Hancock; Morris; Pelican Rapids; Perham and Wheaton and the New York Mills Ballroom
Partner Organization(s): City of New York Mills; McDonalds/Willies
Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: provided venue; drinks and hot dogs to serve to the audience
Program Outputs: 554 participants at 10 performances
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.
- To present the opportunity for the audience to listen and participate in international folk music.
- To introduce unfamiliar instruments to the audience and to allow them to play them instruments.
Surveys indicated that the audience learned much about music and instruments, but equally as much about cultures from other countries.