Tenor Trombone Artist
Artist Instructor, Arkansas State University
- Model: T396-A
"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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Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26. This four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››
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