Northern Arizona University
Senior & Junior Camp
Dr. Rose Marie French has a very exciting and diverse career as a professional musician and educator. She is the Founder of the Mill Ave Chamber Players, a professional woodwind chamber ensemble, and hornist for 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 won the Dorothy Frizelle International Horn Excerpt Competition. In the Southwest, Dr. French performs with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, 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.
Dr. French is the horn professor at Grand Canyon University and on the faculty at Arizona State University, Phoenix College, and Paradise Valley Community College. In 2013, she was a guest artist and chamber music coach at the Saarburg (German) International Chamber Music Festival and has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU. 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. Her first horn technique book, Rangesongs, was published in 2012 by Mountain Peak Music. 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.