Carolyn Wehner is a Milwaukee-based pianist and vocalist performing regularly throughout Wisconsin and the greater Chicagoland area. Beginning with her first professional appearances with Milwaukee’s Skylight Opera Theatre, she initially pursued a career as a classical vocalist, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her piano studies began at age five, and along the way she was encouraged to blend the two abilities into the singer/pianist niche she now happily occupies, specializing in the music of the Great American Songbook.
An active member of Chicago Cabaret Professionals, frequent concert and cabaret dates as well as numerous public and private engagements round out her calendar. Recent highlights include appearances at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, Skokie Theatre, Park West Theatre, Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret and the Drake Hotel (Palm Court); a jazz duo appearance with frequent collaborator, violinist Gina Wood, at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers; and the Wisconsin Center, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee. Her performance and music direction in an appearance at the Skokie Theatre in 2010 earned the following review from ChicagoCritic.com: “Pianist/Singer Carolyn Wehner adds music and a fine voice to the show.” For information on her current engagements, see News and Appearances.
Carolyn has worked as a professional musician for over 30 years and in 2002, she achieved a goal that many musicians aspire to – launching her own full-time business as a performer, arranger and music director. Prior to that, she gained valuable business experience as a longtime corporate executive assistant while simultaneously maintaining a full performance schedule. As a result, she brings a unique combination of beautiful music, exceptional customer service skills and “real world” know-how to every engagement. No matter how large or small your occasion, you deserve the finest music performed by an experienced professional who sincerely enjoys her role of enhancing your day.