Bruce Faske

Tenor Trombone Artist

Bruce Faske

Bruce Faske

Artist Instructor, Arkansas State University

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T396-A

Artist Comments

"The ease of production, consistency and colors of sound I am able to achieve on the Edwards T396-A has made playing this trombone a very easy decision. It is no secret why the Edwards Instrument Company has maintained its position at the forefront of the industry - the commitment to customer and product is second to none!"

Bruce Faske is currently the Artist Instructor of Trombone at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Prior to ASU, he served as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone and Euphonium at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and maintained a large private trombone studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He maintains a keen interest in the development of younger trombonists, particularly students in the first year of study.

Faske has performed with numerous ensembles including the Dallas Opera, San Antonio Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Waco Symphony, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and fellowships with the Festival Institute at Round Top (2008) and the National Music Festival at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland (2012). In 2011 and 2013, Bruce was a Participant in the Alessi Seminar, and he also assisted Mr. Alessi and Steve Dillon in their 2011 International Trombone Festival lecture on the Music of Arthur Pryor, performing Pryor's After Sunset.

As soloist, he has given recitals at Colorado State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and has performed with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble at the 2013 Alabama All State Festival, the University of West Georgia Brass Ensemble, the Texas State University-San Marcos Concert Band, and numerous public school bands. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the 2006 U.S. Army Band's Eastern Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition.

Bruce has earned degrees from the University of Alabama (DMA), Baylor University (MM), and Texas A&M University-Commerce (BS). His teachers include Jonathan Whitaker, Brent Phillips, Jimmy Clark, John McCroskey, Joseph Cox, Don Lucas, and Larry Campbell. Bruce is a proud artist for the Edwards Instrument Company.

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In Their Own Words

Timothy Myers

I think the key word about the Edwards T396-A is flexibility. I ask this horn to do a lot of different things, and it obliges me consistently. I think it gets me closer to the sound in my head than any other horn I have played. It has an even response and a singing sound in all registers, at all dynamics. When I play the high parts with the Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, the horn responds easily and doesn't feel stuffy. For solo work, the T396-A lets me get lots of different colors. In the orchestra, the horn is blending when I need it to be, and focused and projecting when the trombone sound needs to be prominent. The fine-tuning afforded by the Harmonic Bridge makes this horn truly customized to me. I've never played a better horn.

Timothy Myers
Principal Trombonist, St. Louis Symphony