Laura Garritson Parker and Jessica Platt studied with John Kendall and played in the St. Louis Youth Orchestra together. Laura is now the Assistant Professor of Music at Principia College in Illinois. She has made solo and concerto appearances in over ten countries and been a featured soloist in many festivals as well. She has been a prizewinner in competitions such as the Emerson String Quartet Competition and the Artist Presentation Society Competition. A full description of her resume can be found here.