State Troubadour


The State Troubadour serves as an ambassador of music and song and promotes cultural literacy among Connecticut citizens.  

The current (2018 - 2021) State Troubadour is Nekita Waller.   We invite you to learn more about Nekita here. 


Any individual Connecticut resident singer-songwriter with a minimum performance history of five years is eligible for consideration. (A singer-songwriter is defined as a musician who writes, composes and sings his/her own material including lyrics and melodies.) In addition, this resident must:

  • have composed and performed at least one song that promotes Connecticut;
  • be a full-time Connecticut resident (for at least the five years prior to application deadline);
  • display excellent musicianship and experience in singing and songwriting;
  • be professionally active and available to travel and perform in a variety of educational and community settings.

Note:  The Connecticut Office of the Arts is not accepting nominations at this time.  The nomination cycle for the next troubadour will open near the end of 2020.


For information or if you have questions, contact Bonnie Koba at