French, Rose (Horn)

french-photo.jpgRose French has a diverse career as a professional musician and educator. She performs with groups in the Southwest including the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Symphony of the West Valley, Orquestra Sinfonica de Monterrey, Orquestra de Baja California and has toured China twice as principal horn of the American Festival Orchestra. An active chamber musician, she is the Director of the Mill Ave Chamber Players, a professional woodwind chamber ensemble, and member of the Phoenix Chamber Brass. French has been a contributing artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the International Horn Symposiums in Brisbane, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa, where she also the won the Dorothy Frizelle International Horn Excerpt Competition. In 2012, French taught and performed at the Interlochen Horn Institute and Northern Arizona University Curry Music Camp, and hosted the Southwest Regional Horn Conference at Paradise Valley Community College.

French completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at Arizona State University and holds degrees in Music Education, Music Technology, and Performance from Duquesne University. She is a faculty associate at Arizona State University, Phoenix College, and Paradise Valley Community College, serves as Exhibitors and Advertising Coordinator for the International Horn Society, maintains a private studio, and teaches at Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children, a non-profit music academy that provides free instruction and instruments to under-served youth.