Director of Worship Arts
French horn player Misty Tolle Stiffler is the Director of Worship Arts at Man O War Church. Misty was born in Berea, KY, and grew up in church, finding wonderful opportunities there to cultivate her love for worshipping the Lord through music.
Most recently, Misty was active in Ministry at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, where she sang in the choir, acted on the Drama team, and helped to form the 30’s ministry along with a team of dedicated individuals. She was also the Director of School and Family Programs at Carnegie Hall from 2007-2012, overseeing programs that reach hundreds of thousands of children and families throughout the country and around the world—many of them in economically disadvantaged areas. While at Carnegie Hall, In Tune Monthly said, “Today, Tolle uses one of the world’s greatest concert halls as her classroom.”
Prior to her work at Carnegie Hall, Misty was the Director of Music Education at the 92nd Street Y, where she managed both the Educational Outreach Department and the School of Music. While at the 92nd Street Y, The Daily News said of Misty, “[Her] contagious energy and easy, sparkling laugh almost disguise her drive to use art to change lives.”
Misty’s performing experience includes playing with Broadway orchestras, including Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Les Miserables; holding artist residencies throughout the country. She has recorded for BMI and EMI Classics and was managed by MCM Artists.
Misty received a B.A. and an M.A. in Music from The Juilliard School, where she studied under late New York Philharmonic Associate-Principal Horn player Jerome Ashby. After years living and working in New York, Misty is thrilled to be back home in Kentucky serving alongside her family in ministry.