Duchess Raehn was educated at the University of South Carolina with studies at the Vienna International Music Center in Austria. Her formal training grew from her parents’ realization she had the ability to duplicate most any music she heard by ear. Throughout her childhood, she performed in various churches and schools in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.
Following her formal training, she moved to Hilton Head Island, SC, where she began entertaining professionally. Her career began in local night clubs and soon she became sought after as a solo performer. Duchess is well known throughout South Carolina where she performs for conferences and conventions, accompanies other performers in various venues, and plays at many churches and other Christian events. Her career has also included performances at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, as well as several appearances for the Renaissance Weekend, a symposium which included guests such as international ambassadors and a sitting president of the United States.
Duchess Raehn has recently arranged and produced three CDs, the first of which was “Be Still My Soul” in 2005, a collection of traditional hymns and worship music. In 2008, she assembled a collection of Broadway favorites called “Music of the Night.” Newly released in 2010 is her third CD entitled, “The Gift”, which is a compilation of Christmas favorites.
Duchess currently lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband, Bob, of 28 years and has four grown sons.