Remembering Jocelyn Morlock

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and composer, UBC Music alumnae and Sessional Lecturer, Jocelyn Morlock.

⁠“I am so deeply saddened by Jocelyn’s passing. I will treasure my memories of her, as a friend, a colleague and a former student. Jocelyn and her music impacted so many people and the depths of her feelings were there for all to experience. From serious to silly, she made the world a richer place.” – T. Patrick Carrabré, Director of the UBC School of Music⁠

Jocelyn taught music composition at the UBC School of Music for many years. She was a dedicated music educator and who cared deeply for her students and the community. Her composition My Name is Amanda Todd, commissioned and premiered by the National Arts Centre Orchestra, won the 2018 Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year. She was also the Composer-in-Residence for Music on Main (2012-2014) and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2014-2019).

My Name is Amanda Todd, performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra

Jocelyn’s lyrical and complex music was inspired by birds and nature and has been released on several CDs, including her recordings Halcyon and Cobalt, and appears on many others including musica intima’s Into Light and Duo Concertante’s Life Reflected.

Exaudi performed by Ariel Barnes cello & musica intima

The impact that Jocelyn has made on our School, students and music community is immeasurable. We will all miss her beautiful spirit, sense of humour and brilliance. We hold Jocelyn’s loved ones in our hearts. She will be deeply missed by all of us.



Immediate Mental Health Resources:⁠

Call 911 or,
UBC Counselling Services: 604-822-3811 ⁠

Crisis Center BC: 1-800-784-2433⁠
Call or visit VGH Access and Assessment Centre: 604-675-3700 (7:30am to 11:00pm)

24/7 Mental health support:⁠
⁠UBC Student Assistance Program:

Phone (toll-free): Within North America – 1-833-590-1328, outside North America – 1-604-757-9734.⁠

1-877-857-3397 or 604-642-5212
Outside of Canada: 1-604-642-5212

Employee and Family Assistance Program: Emergency counselling services

  1. If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis and require immediate counselling services, call 1-866-424-0770 and select the emergency option to speak to a crisis counsellor. If you want to arrange an in-person counselling session during this call, an appointment will be guaranteed within 24 hours.
  2. 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433): for individuals who are or know someone who is having thoughts of suicide. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in up to 140 languages. Operated in partnership with Crisis Line Association of BC.

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Address: 763 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X8
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (604) 872-3311

Crisis Centre Chat: online crisis service for adults (older than 25 years) to chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. A range of topics can be discussed such as suicide, mental illness, stress, physical health, work, relationship conflicts, parenting, caregiving, and other family issues. Crisis Centre Chat is available from noon to 1am daily.

Crisis Services Canada