Composer in Residence


The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to welcome Elizabeth Raum as our Composer-in-Residence for our 2019/2020 Season.

Elizabeth’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 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.

Elizabeth is featured on a number of commercial CDs including “How Bodies Leave Ecstatic Marks”, from which her Dark Thoughts was the winning entry for Best Classical Composition for the 2008 Western Music Award.

In 2004, Elizabeth was awarded an Honourary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax and in November 2010, she was given the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. She was also awarded the Canadian Composer Award from the Canadian Band Association in 2013.

She is also 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.