about us

The Message In Music...

...is a weekly radio series that connects listeners to an "experience" with issues that really matter in our lives.

  • Each program is approximately one-hour long.
  • "The Message In Music" is a combination of music and talk.
  • Shows are based on a particular theme such as Joyful Activity, the Beauty of the Peoples, Recognition, Woman & Man, Death & Butterflies, Childlikeness, Silence, Ascent, Once Upon A Time..., Faith, The Struggle for Freedom, etc. Topics will also include seasonal content: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Independence Day, etc.
  • The host presents and discusses each topic with insight and humor, making the series both educational and entertaining.
  • The music selections represent "best-in-class" examples and recordings from a wide range of styles: classical, jazz, show, pop, rock, world music, etc.
  • www.TheMessageInMusic.com provides 24/7 support for the broadcast series, including playlists for each program, song lyrics, supplemental readings and artwork, and the ability to purchase recordings played during the shows. The site also lists broadcast affiliates with links to their websites.

The Host...

"We are all in this together–by ourselves."
-Lily Tomlin

Micah Rubenstein was an Associate Professor of Music for 14 years at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he taught theory, composition, orchestration, History of Jazz, American Musical Theater and Holocaust Studies. While at Kenyon, he helped to found their American Studies program, and wrote music for the CBS News television series, American Originals.

As a graduate of Poly Prep and Brown University and a recipient of a Watson Foundation Traveling Fellowship, his "great books" liberal arts education eventually led him out of academia and into publishing where he served as Managing Editor for Wisdom Media Group, the leading producer and broadcaster of television, radio and internet programming in the conscious living genre.

Currently he teaches at the Universities of New Hampshire, Central Ohio Technical College, and Columbus State Community College. He is committed to public education.

He has given over 100 radio interviews on the topic of The Holocaust and the Human Spirit, served as a panelist at the 27th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, and has lectured throughout the US and Canada.

An accomplished pianist and composer, Micah has given recitals of his own and others' music in the United States, Germany and Austria. For the past seven years, he has served as Executive Director for Food For The Hungry, his county's annual food drive, and during that time raised over one million dollars and 375 truckloads of food.

The constant threads running throughout Micah's varied career are service above self, and a desire to put positive messages out in the world that inspire people to live life more consciously.

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The Theme Music...

"The Message In Music" theme song takes you there…

“Somewhere over the rainbow…
way up high,
there’s a land that I heard of
once in a lullaby…”

to a world of enchantment and beauty…

Hear those lyrics,
listen to the first chords
and you’re transported

to a world as it could be!

listen to the theme music: "Over the Rainbow," music by Harold Arlen (4'52")
Dick Hyman, Piano (Music Masters, CIJD6 0215) buy CD now

listen to Judy Garland’s classic rendition form the movie, "The Wizard of Oz"
(Rhino Movie Music, R2 75292)

view the song's lyrics (by E.Y. Harburg) buy CD now

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great music... positive talk... a search for meaning.
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