Ms. Francis studied violin, piano, and voice as a child, then dedicated herself to pursuing the flute beginning at age ten. Ms. Francis studied flute through high school with Phillip Dunnigan at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and for three summers at the Brevard Music Center with Eric Erickson. Throughout college, she studied with Carol Kniebusch Noe and John Bolton. She has received post-graduate coaching from Jonathan Snowden. Ms. Francis holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance from University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Education from George Mason University.
In addition to performing as a freelance soloist and chamber musician, she plays flute and piccolo as a member of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and is a supporting player for the Pro Art Chamber Orchestra (PACO) of Greater Washington D.C., the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Francis has a passion for teaching flute and piccolo and maintains a private flute studio teaching lessons both in Loudoun County, VA and Frederick County, MD. She enjoys assisting youth programs as an adjudicator for youth contests, as a supporting mentor for the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra, and by providing sectional instruction for more than 100 young flutists in middle and high schools throughout the Potomac region.
Since 2017, Adrienn Salazar has served on the board of directors for Loudoun Symphony as a Player Representative. Mrs. Salazar was born and raised in Hungary where she attended Pecs Conservatory of Performing and Visual Arts. She holds a MA in Music Education and Choir Conducting from the University of Pecs, Hungary. Mrs. Salazar has been a member of the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra since 1999, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington DC since 2016 both as a violinist and a violist.
Mrs. Salazar is an accomplished music educator specializing in strings, conducting and music theory. She is also an accomplished composer and arranger. Her talent extends to Irish, Celtic violin and Sacred Music, which she performs at weddings, private parties, and other venues. She regularly visits Hungary, England, Holland, Germany and Austria to perform with different groups.
Inspired by some of her wonderful students, six years ago, she began an annual fundraiser concert for children with Autism called the "Children of the Rainbow" benefitting children with Autism. She has also conducted numerous youth choirs and orchestras.
In her spare time, she likes to get to know new places, hike, bike, visit museums, and spend time with her family.
Raelene Wagoner has been a First Violinist of the LSO for over 20 years and has served as a Board member of the Loudoun Symphony for the past four years.
Wagoner is Chief Human Capital Officer for CVP. She has over 25 years of experience in technology firms as an HR executive, consulting delivery leader, and engineer. She has led the HR components of several mergers and acquisitions, as well as international experience in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Before joining CVP, Raelene spent 7 years as the HR executive in Mantas, a software company, and over 12 years at SRA International as a consulting delivery leader.
Raelene holds a BS in Computer Science and a Music minor from the College of William and Mary. Raelene is a Trustee on the William and Mary Foundation and former Board member of the William and Mary Career Center Employer Advisory Board.