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. 

The current (2022 - 2025) State Troubadour is Kala Farnham. We invite you to learn more about Kala here.

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