Dr. Platt holds undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degrees in Violin Performance from Boston University and Ball State University, with a minor in Vocal Performance. She has performed in orchestras across the United States and Europe. Currently, she is the concertmaster of the Saint Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gateway Festival Orchestra, the Edwardsville Symphony and the Town and Country Symphony Orchestra. In the past, she has served as concertmaster of the University City Symphony, the Clayton Orchestra, the Saint Louis Civic Orchestra, the Fabulous Fox Theater Orchestra, and the Salem-Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she has performed with the Kingsbury Ensemble, St. Louis Municipal Opera Theater, the Union Avenue Opera, the St. Louis Bach Society, the Winter Opera, and many traveling shows and performers such as Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra Jr. and the Tran-Siberian Orchestra.
Dr. Platt believes that music is a language and should be studied as such. She has certification in all levels of Suzuki pedagogy. John Kendall, Donald Becker, Vera McCoy-Sullentic, Winifred Crock, and Thomas Wermuth have mentored her in her Suzuki training. She has taught at the Suzuki Institute of Boston, the String Project at the University of Texas in Austin, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Kirkwood Academy of Music.
Dr. Platt believes all students should study solo repertoire, chamber music, composition, improvisation, theory, history and technology in order to understand music at the highest level possible. Teaching the entire human being is her goal.
Currently, Dr. Platt conducts the orchestra at Lindenwood University and teaches applied violin, viola, chamber music, history and string pedagogy. She also teaches at the Webster Community Music School.
Outside of music, she loves CrossFit, spending time with her friends and constantly learning and growing.