Jocelyn Morlock Obituary, Death – Jocelyn Morlock was a Canadian composer and music instructor who made her home in the Greater Vancouver area. Morlock was known for her work in both of these fields. Morlock hailed all the way from Canada. During her time as the Composer-in-Residence of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 2014-2019, we had the honor of showcasing Jocelyn’s work.
Her piece is titled “My Name is Amanda Todd.” Since then, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has performed a plethora of Jocelyn’s stirring compositions, the most recent of which was titled “Nostalgia for String Orchestra.” She was a dedicated music educator who held a teaching post at the UBC School of Music for a period of years. Her love for music education was contagious. The instruction that she provided for her students was quite helpful.
Jocelyn was pleased when she learned that her song “My Name is Amanda Todd” had been won a Juno in 2018, and she took a great deal of pride in her achievement. In 2018, the song was nominated for a total of five Junos. She was steadfast in her conviction that the power of her compositions had the potential to make the world a better place, and she went above and beyond to turn that dream into a reality.
Because to the work that they produced in 2018, the Juno Award for Best Classical Composition was bestowed upon them, and they went on to win the award.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest condolences to Jocelyn Morlock’s family, friends, and colleagues on the passing of their much-loved friend and fellow composer, Jocelyn Morlock. Jocelyn Morlock was known for her beautiful compositions and will be greatly missed.