B.Mus - Brandon University M.Mus + DMA - University of British Columbia
St. Boniface, MB - Vancouver, BC
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JUNO Award-nominated composer Jocelyn Morlock's music is hailed as "airy but rhythmic, tuneful but complex" with "uncanny yet toothsome beauty" (Alex Varty, Georgia Straight.) “A lyrical wonder, exquisite writing” with “an acute feeling for sonority” (David Gordon Duke, Vancouver Sun), her music is recorded on 21 CDs including newly-released Halcyon, and Cobalt, whose title track won the 2015 WCMA for Classical Composition. Morlock’s music has received accolades including Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers, winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition, five nominations and one win for Classical Composition/Recording of the Year at the WCMAs, and a JUNO Nomination for Classical Composition of the Year. She won the 2016 Mayor's Arts Award for Music in Vancouver. Morlock has been Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Composer-inResidence; since 2014, following her term as Composer-in-Residence for Music on Main.
Much of Jocelyn’s music is inspired by birds, insomnia, or a peculiar combination thereof.
One Black Spike - SATB or 4 solo voices, a capella. This piece has a unique tie to Canadian heritage as the subject of the text is the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and how the one last black iron spike was driven a mile away from Fort Fraiser. This piece would be accessible, but perhaps a challenge for experienced youth choirs and adult choirs.
Exaudi - SSSATBB, with cello solo. This truly magnificent work originally written for music intima, is rooted in polyphony with allusions to plainchant melodies with an all Latin text. All the voice parts have mostly independent lines as well as the cello having it's own distinct solo line. This piece would be perfect for an accomplished and advanced adult choir.
Currently, Jocelyn is the composer in residence for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and just recently won Classical Composition of the year in 2018 for her composition "My Name is Amanda Todd" for orchestra.