Elizabeth Raum's works have been heard throughout North America, Europe, South America, China, Japan, and Russia, and have been broadcast extensively on the CBC. She has also written for film and video
and has won awards for the scores to the documentaries, Saskatchewan River; Like Mother, Like Daughter; and the feature length film, Sparkle. She produced Canada's first classical video with originally written
music entitled, Evolution: A Theme With Variations, which was premiered at a gala event at the CBC in 1986. An extremely prolific composer, her works include 3 operas, over 70 chamber pieces including
interactive soundscapes with live performer, 17 vocal works, choral works including an oratorio, several ballets, concerti and major orchestral works. She enjoys a reputation of being one of Canada's most
"accessible" composers, writing for varied mediums and in remarkably diverse styles.
Raum 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.
Raum has a number of commercial CDs listed, including "how bodies leave ecstatic marks, a CD on which her "Dark Thoughts" was the winning entry for
Best Classical Composition for the 2008 Western Music Award.
Ms. Raum is included in the 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.