State Troubadour


The honorary position of Connecticut State Troubadour was established in 1991 by the Connecticut General Assembly. The State Troubadour/Trobairitz (referred to henceforth as Troubadour) serves as an ambassador of music and song and promotes cultural literacy* among Connecticut citizens. The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) appoints an individual resident singer-songwriter as the State Troubadour based on the recommendations of a review panel. Singers and songwriters from all genres of music are welcomed.
*Cultural Literacy - a term coined by E.D. Hirsch, refers to the ability to understand and participate fluently in a given culture. The Troubadour will be familiar with Connecticut's arts, history, stories, etc. and be able to communicate and promote the Connecticut experience through song. 


Nomination Deadline August 10, 2021

Application Deadline

September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm
Panel Review Fall 2021
Notification / Announcement Mid-November 2021
State Troubadour Term January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024

Be sure to review these program guidelines to learn more about the application process and program requirements. 

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


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