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Regina Helcher Yost is internationally renowned both as an orchestral and chamber music musician, as well as an acclaimed teacher of the flute and piccolo pedagogy. Currently, Regina is the Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music Appreciation of the Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music, Second Flute/Piccolo of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Second Flute/Piccolo of the Savannah Philharmonic and the core flutist of Chamber Music Charleston. Most recently she was also the Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado. 


 Regina has held full-time previous positions as Second Flute of the St. Louis Symphony, Associate Principal Flute/Piccolo of the Honolulu Symphony,  and Second Flute/Piccolo of the Knoxville Symphony. While in St. Louis, she soloed with the St. Louis Symphony in Brandenburg’s Concerto  #4 in Powell Symphony Hall which received a standing ovation and rave reviews.  The next year, Regina was chosen to play in the Minnesota Orchestra on their NYC/European tour, playing in Carnegie Hall and the finest halls in Europe, including the Musikverein and the Philharmonie.

Regina performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players on their 20th Anniversary European tour, performing in Burgundy and Paris France, Lausaune, Switzerland and Rome, Italy. Regina was also one of two flutists selected to perform in the International  Pacific Music Festival 20th Anniversary Alumni  Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan conducted by Maestro Christoph Eschenbach.


 Regina has performed with Chamber Music Charleston twice in Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill) to sold out audiences. 


 Regina has been selected to perform as Guest Artist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on several occassions, which have included several live DSO broadcasts, a CD recording  and also performing on the DSO 2014 Florida tour.


Regina was chosen as the feature article and cover photo of Flute Talk Magazine for the October 2015 issue.


Regina has performed in many music festivals including Tanglewood, Pacific Music Festival (Japan), GRAZ (Austria), Sarasota Music Festival, Chautauqua, among many others.


Regina received her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, was an Associate Instructor of Flute while pursuing a Master of Music degree at Indiana University, and was a flutist in the National Orchestra of New York  (a national training orchestra that studied with world famous musicians and conductors and performed a six concert series in Carnegie Hall). Regina also has a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate of Music Education degree from Liberty University. Her flute/piccolo teachers include Walfrid Kujala, Thomas Robertello, James Pellerite, Julius Baker, Jennifer Gunn, Sarah Jackson, Laurie Sokoloff, Joann Voorhees, Carl Hall, and Jack Wellbaum among many others.


Currently Regina resides in Charleston, SC, where she lives with her husband Jeffrey and their pug dog Satchmo. Regina enjoys hiking 14,000 feet mountains, running half marathons, professional cake decorating and attending as many live opera performances as possible.


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