Mill Ave Chamber Players

The Mill Ave Chamber Players is a professional woodwind quintet based in Phoenix, Arizona that holds over 50 concerts annually.

Photography by Chanelle Sinclair

Photography by Chanelle Sinclair

Rose French is the Founder of the Mill Ave Chamber Players and on the faculty of Arizona State University and Phoenix College. 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 the 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, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Arizona Chamber Music Experience. 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 underserved 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.