Jocelyn Morlock

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Jocelyn Morlock
Born 1969
Genres Classical, contemporary classical
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1996-present

Jocelyn Morlock (born 1969) is a Canadian composer based in Vancouver. She is noted for her numerous commissions and her award-winning recordings.[1] She was the composer-in-residence for Vancouver's Music on Main (2012-2014) and has been the composer-in-residence for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2014.[2] She is a member of the Canadian Music Centre.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Morlock studied piano with Robert Richardson and completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Brandon University. She received both a Master’s degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia, where her teachers included Gerhard Ginader, T. Patrick Carrabré, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel, and the late Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Korndorf.[4]


Morlock's music exhibits a quirky and eccentric post-modernism, but is specially centred on emotion.[5] Her musical language is typically tonal or modal, but is expanded with extended techniques and colouristic effects.

Selected works[edit]

  • Aeromancy (2011)
  • Amore (2005)
  • Bird in the Tangled Sky (1997)
  • Cobalt (2009)
  • Lacrimosa (2000)
  • Exaudi (2004)
  • Music from the Romantic Era (2005)


Cobalt, Centrediscs CMCCD 20014 (2014)

Halcyon, Centrediscs CMCCD 23817 (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit]

JUNO Awards[edit]

Classical Composition of the Year

  • Nominated: Exaudi (2011)

Western Canadian Music Awards[edit]

Classical Composition of the Year

  • Won: Cobalt (2015)
  • Nominated: Oiseaux bleus (2015)

Classical Recording of the Year

  • Nominated: Cobalt (2015)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jocelyn Morlock | Biographies". Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  2. ^ barczablog (2015-01-07). "10 Questions for Jocelyn Morlock". barczablog. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Music Centre". 
  4. ^ "Composer Profile – Jocelyn Morlock". Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. 2016-10-22. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  5. ^ Keillor, John (June 2009). Words and Music. SOCAN. p. 9. Musical Dialogues 

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