Rose French

Rose French French Horn
Northern Arizona University
Senior & Junior Camp

Rose French is the Director of the Mill Ave Chamber Players, a professional woodwind chamber ensemble, member of the Phoenix Chamber Brass and Managing Director of the Pangean Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Australia, China, Croatia, Venezuela, South Africa, Mexico, and in the United States. In 2006, her transcription of the Clarinet Trio in A minor by Johannes Brahms premiered at the International Horn Society Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was also the winner of the Dorothy Frizelle International Horn Excerpt Competition. She performs with groups in the Southwest including the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Musica Nova Orchestra, West Valley Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Monterrey, and Orquestra de Baja California, Mexico.

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 adjunct faculty at Glendale and Paradise Valley Community Colleges, 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.
In 2012, she hosted the Southwest Horn Conference at Paradise Valley Community College, where she performed with Swiss Hornist Bruno Schneider (Solo-Horn of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra). She will be a Contributing Artist at the International Womens' Brass Conference in Kalamazoo, MI and the International Horn Symposium in Denton, TX and will be a teaching artist at the 2012 Horn Institute at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.