Mill Ave Chamber Players

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

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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 Ithaca, Los Angeles, London, 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.

In the 2016-2017 season, Rose will be a guest artist and give lectures on arts entrepreneurship at universities including Arizona State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In January 2017, she will appear on a panel discussion about community building in chamber music for the Chamber Music America National Conference and will host the Southwest Horn Conference at Phoenix College.

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 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.