Music Ambassador


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.