Summary: News & Notes
Aaron Casey (studio of Joseph Evans) won a Silver level
award for the National Foundation for Advancement in the
Arts, Young Arts national level competition this past Janu-
ary in Miami, Florida. Aaron will compete in the Young
Arts Regional Laboratory in New York in April.
The Parker Quartet has won the 2011 Grammy Award for
Best Chamber Music Performance. The violist in the quar-
tet is Jessica Bodner, student of Lawrence Wheeler for
four years. Jessica attended the Moores School of Music
as a freshman in 2001. The second violinist of the Parker
Quartet, Karen Kim, was a chamber music student of Mr.
Wheeler at the ENCORE School for Strings.
Also nominated for a Grammy Award in three categories
was Elisha Nelson, violist, chamber music student of Law-
rence Wheeler at the ENCORE School for Strings.
Lawrence Wheeler helped prepare a string quartet from
HSPVA that performed on a special program sponsored by
KUHF at the Moores Opera House on February 18. Hous-
ton Mayor Annise Parker spoke on "Arts and Houston's