Kristi Ward

Artistic Director

Kristi Ward and her husband, Rod, are the parents of four children. The beloved younger sister of MCO’s founders Brandon & Brett Stewart, Kristi has talent and creativity that are impressively multifaceted and expand far beyond the typical musician. A conductor, pianist, singer, and arranger, Kristi’s artistic intuition, depth of personality, and contagious energy are the perfect addition to MCO’s conducting team. For the last decade she has served on the creative and editing teams for MCO’s choral–orchestral arrangements, compositions, productions, videos, and professional recordings. She has also served as MCO’s sound engineer for multiple productions and tours. Kristi has been studying under the tutelage of her brothers for more than two decades and is thrilled to be joining the MCO conducting team this season.