About Us

The women of the Dragon Duo met in the orchestra of a high school opera production called “The Reluctant Dragon” and have played together in various orchestras and chamber groups throughout the years. View their performance on the Fox 2 morning show.

Exciting news! The Dragon Duo has received a 2014 Couples' Choice Award from Wedding Wire for ceremony music. They also received this award in 2012. The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the Wedding Wire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, The Dragon Duo was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

The Dragon Duo is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the Wedding Wire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“Wedding Wire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the Wedding Wire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, Wedding Wire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate The Dragon Duo for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that The Dragon Duo is one of the very best Ceremony Musicians within the Wedding Wire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites Wedding Wire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on Wedding Wire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

 

Melissa Horine Hayes began studying violin at the age of ten. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Master of Music in Violin Pedagogy from Missouri State University. She maintains an active private lesson studio and is an instructor for the Community Music School of Webster University. She freelances with local rock and country bands. She is a former member of the St. Louis Philharmonic and Gateway Festival Orchestra, Springfield(MO) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Regional Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks, and Fort Smith Symphony and has performed with the Mannheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra.

 

Jenger Wollard began playing the violin at the age of 10. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and holds K-12 Music teaching certifications in Texas and Missouri. Jenger has performed with the Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra, Springfield (MO) Regional Opera, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks, Austin Conspirare, Austin Gilbert and Sullivan Society, as well as Kenny Rogers and Rosemary Clooney. She currently resides in St. Louis and teaches orchestra in Rockwood School District.