Instructor Jocelyn Morlock wins Juno Award for Best Classical Composition

Congratulations to composer and sessional instructor Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02), winner of this year's Juno Award for Best Classical Composition!

Jocelyn's My Name Is Amanda Todd, a 10-minute composition for orchestra, honours the memory of the Port Coquitlam teenager who died tragically in 2015. Jocelyn and Amanda's mother, Carol Todd, spoke about the piece, and Amanda's legacy, at the ceremony:

Two other UBC School of Music faculty and alumni were nominated for 2018 Juno Awards for their excellent work:

Alumnus Fraser Walters (BMus ’03) and his group The Tenors received a nod for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Christmas Together, which "captures the joy and magic of the season, combining a mix of holiday classics, contemporary favourites and original songs." This is The Tenors' third Juno nomination — they won the same category in 2013. 

Sessional instructor and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann is nominated alongside Arion Orchestre Baroque for Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble). Their album, Rebelles Baroques, is hailed for the "clarity and freshness of [its] interpretations" and attention to detail. Weimann is the Principal Artist and Director of the School of Music's Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program.

Congratulations, Jocelyn, Fraser and Alex!