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Elizabeth Raum

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Elizabeth Raum


Elizabeth Raum (b. 13 January 1945, Berlin, N.H.) is a Canadian oboist and composer.

She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance from the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and her Master of Music degree 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. She now plays principal oboe in the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

An extremely prolific composer, her works include three operas, over 50 chamber pieces, 15 vocal works, choral works including an oratorio, several ballets, concerti and major orchestral works. Pieces by Elizabeth Raum have won many prestigious awards, have been heard throughout North America, Europe, South America, China, Japan, and Russia, and have been broadcast extensively on the CBC. She enjoys a reputation of being one of Canada's most "accessible" composers, writing for varied mediums and in remarkably diverse styles.

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