Northern Arizona University
Senior & Junior Camp
Rose French has a very exciting and diverse career as a professional musician and educator. She is the Founder of the Mill Ave Chamber Players and on the faculty of Arizona State University, Phoenix College, and Grand Canyon University. She has been a contributing artist at the International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles, London, 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 has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Monterrey, Orquestra de Baja California, and toured China twice as principal horn of the American Festival Orchestra.
In 2013, she was a guest artist and chamber music coach at the Saarburg (Germany) 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. 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 holds degrees in Music Education, Music Technology, and Performance from Duquesne University.