Regina Helcher Yost is currently in her 14th season as Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and 18th season as Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado. She also serves as the Adjunct Professor of Flute at Charleston Southern University and core flutist for Chamber Music Charleston. Mrs. Yost received her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, pursued a Master of Music degree at Indiana University and was a member of the National Orchestra of New York (a national training orchestra with a concert series in Carnegie Hall). Regina has also participated in the Tanglewood Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, GRAZ , Chautauqua, and the Sarasota Music Festival.
Previously, Regina was the Associate Principal Flute/Piccolo of the Honolulu Symphony (1987-95), Second Flute/Piccolo of the Knoxville Symphony (1995-97), and Acting Second Flute of the St. Louis Symphony (1999-2000). In 2000, she soloed with the St. Louis Symphony in Brandenburg #4 in Powell Symphony Hall which received a standing ovation and rave reviews. In that same year, Regina was also 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.
In May of 2013, Regina will be performing in Carnegie (Weill) Recital Hall with Chamber Music Charleston. Regina will also be a featured performer in the “Piccolo All Stars” Concert at the National Flute Association Convention in Las Vegas, NV performing the World Premiere of Gary Shocker’s “This Little Light” for piccolo and string quartet among other works. Please visit her website at www.charlestonflutist.com