|Born||December 14, 1969|
St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
|Genres||Classical, contemporary classical|
Jocelyn Morlock (born 14 December 1969 in St. Boniface, Manitoba) is a Canadian composer based in Vancouver. She is noted for her numerous commissions and her award-winning recordings. 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. She is a member of the Canadian Music Centre.
Life and career
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.
Morlock's music exhibits a quirky and eccentric post-modernism, but is specially centred on emotion. Her musical language is typically tonal or modal, but is expanded with extended techniques and colouristic effects.
- My Name is Amanda Todd (2016). It is a reflection on the life of Canadian Amanda Todd. It was commissioned and premiered by the National Arts Centre Orchestra as part of a multimedia symphonic collection Life Reflected.
- 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
Western Canadian Music Awards
Classical Composition of the Year
- Won: Cobalt (2015)
- Nominated: Oiseaux bleus (2015)
Classical Recording of the Year
- Nominated: Cobalt (2015)
- Canadian Chamber Choir's In Good Company album featuring her song Exaudi
- 2011 Juno Awards nominees Juno Awards of 2011
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- Smith, Charlie (2018-03-24). "Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Anciients, Jocelyn Morlock, and Ivan Decker put B.C. in Juno Awards winners circle". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
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