Lora Ferguson joined the Capitol Woodwind Quintet in 1977, a few months after its founding.  She has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 1980, serving as assistant principal clarinet and four seasons as acting principal clarinet.  Her career as a freelancer has included principal clarinet positions with the Filene Center (Wolf Trap) Orchestra, National Gallery Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, American Chamber Orchestra, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, American Camerata for New Music, and Amadeus Orchestra.  Lora teaches at the Levine School of Music, George Washington University and George Mason University.  An avid chamber musician, she enjoys performing with her colleagues on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center and at other venues.