Elizabeth Raum is active both as an oboist and as a composer. She earned her Bachelor of Music in oboe performance from the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and her Master of Music in composition from the University of Regina in 1985. She played principal oboe in the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for seven years before coming to Regina in 1975 with her husband and three children. She now plays principal oboe in the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Raum has received commissions from the CBC (including music for the opening of the new CBC complex in Regina, a concerto for tuba, and a concerto for trombone), the Canada Council, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, as well as many independent organizations. She has also been commissioned by the City of Regina to write a “Symphony of Youth” for youth orchestra, youth choir, stage band, and swing choir. She has served on juries for the Canada Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Manitoba Arts Council, the CBC, and the Canadian Music Centre. Ms. Raum has been featured in articles in Prairie Sounds, Music Scene, Opera Canada, and the New Grove’s Dictionary of Opera.