Elizabeth Raum’s works have been heard throughout North America, Europe, South
America, China, Japan, and Russia. She has also written for film and video and has won
numerous awards for her scores in this genre. She has been commissioned by such
prestigious organizations as the Winnipeg Ballet, the Calgary Philharmonic, Symphony Nova
Scotia, the Nexus Percussion Ensemble, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and
the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
Her opera, The Garden of Alice, has recently been filmed by the
Pacific Opera Victoria with Tracy Dahl singing the lead role. Her works have been featured on
over 40 commercial CDs including how bodies leave ecstatic marks which was the winning entry
for Best Classical Composition for the 2008 Western Music Award.
In 2004, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax; in
November 2010, she was given the Saskatchewan Order of Merit; and in 2013, the Canadian
Composer Award from the Canadian Band Association. She is included in New Grove’s
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove’s Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove’s
Dictionary of Women Composers as well as numerous other publications.