French, Rose (Horn)

french-photo.jpgRose French is the Coordinator of Instrumental Music at Phoenix College and the founder of the Mill Ave Chamber Players, a chamber ensemble based in Phoenix, Arizona that has been recognized by Chamber Music America for its work in community building. She has been a contributing artist at the International Horn Symposium in Ithaca, Los Angeles, London, Natal (Brazil), Brisbane (Australia) and Cape Town (South Africa), where she also won the Dorothy Frizelle International Horn Excerpt Competition. In the Southwest, Rose is Principal Horn of the Symphony of the West Valley and performs with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Monterrey, Orquestra de Baja California, and has toured China twice as principal horn of the American Festival Orchestra.

Rose has been a guest artist and chamber music coach at the Saarburg (Germany) International Chamber Music Festival and Interlochen Center for the Arts and has given master classes, recitals and lectures on arts entrepreneurship at numerous universities throughout the United States. She hosted the 2017 and 2012 Southwest Horn Regional Workshop where she performed the Concerto for Two Horns by Haydn with soloist Bruno Schneider. She serves as Exhibits and Advertising Coordinator for the International Horn Society, maintains a private studio, and teaches at Rosie's House: a non-profit music academy that provides free instruction and instruments to under-served youth. She has published two books, Rangesongs (2012) and Horn Player’s Songbook (2015), both published by Mountain Peak Music. French completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at Arizona State University and hold degrees in Music Education, Music Technology, and Performance from Duquesne University.