The City has a program highlighting local musical talent conferring the award of Music Ambassador to a resident musician/composer annually. Each has her/his own style and each claims Middletown as home.
2014 Ambassador Rani Arbo & Dave Downs
2015 Ambassador, Jay Hoggard
2016 Ambassador, Kitty Kathryn
2018 Ambassador, Terry Woolard
2019 Ambassador, Neely Bruce
2020 Ambassador, Randy Moses and The House of Moses
2022 Music Ambassador, Michael Arafeh
Michael Arafeh is a Middletown native and “grew up in a home where there was always music…and built his first studio in his parent’s attic in 1982” stated Arafeh. Michael, now 58, is sought after in his field, and has been operating his highly regarded recording studio for a total of 33 years. 2021, marks the 31st year The Coffeehouse Recording Studio has been located on Main Street.