Jocelyn Morlock Obituary, Canadian Composer and Music Educator Dies – Death Cause
Jocelyn Morlock Obituary, Death –
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. From 2014 through 2019, having Jocelyn serve as the Composer-in-Residence with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra was an honor for all of us. 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 adamant 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 vision into a reality.
Her compositions will ensure that her influence on the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the growth of classical music in Canada will never be forgotten for as long as her pieces are played. Her compositions have brought about fundamental shifts in the character of the genre. During this difficult time, her family, friends, students, and coworkers are in our thoughts and prayers. We are also keeping her in our thoughts and prayers.