Bruce Faske is Artist/Assistant Professor of Trombone at Arkansas State University. He currently serves as Second Trombonist of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trombonist of the Delta Symphony Orchestra, and first trombone of the Diamond Brass Band. Prior to A-State, he served as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone and Euphonium at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and held positions with the Starkville Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Symphony Orchestra Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. Faske has performed with the Owensboro Symphony, Texarkana Symphony, Dallas Opera, San Antonio Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Waco Symphony, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and fellowships with the Festival Institute at Round Top, TX and the National Music Festival in Chestertown, MD. In 2011 and 2013, he was a Participant in the Alessi Seminar, a week long, international workshop led by Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. He has presented clinics for the Arkansas Bandmasters Association Convention, Arkansas Music Educators Association at the Arkansas State Music Convention, Arkansas Small Band Association All-Star Clinic, Big 12 Trombone Conference, and public school band programs in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Faske has given recitals and masterclasses at West Texas A&M University, Louisiana Tech University, Baylor University, Ouachita Baptist University, and Colorado State University, as well as solo performances with the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble, the Diamond Brass Band, the Southeastern Symphonic Winds at the 2014 Southeastern Oklahoma Band Directors Association Clinic, the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble at the 2013 Alabama All State Festival, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra at the University of Alabama, the University of West Georgia Brass Ensemble, the Texas State University Concert Band, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, and numerous public school bands. Bruce Faske earned degrees from the University of Alabama (DMA), Baylor University (MM), and Texas A&M University-Commerce (BSM). His teachers include Jonathan Whitaker, Brent Phillips, Jimmy Clark, John McCroskey, Joseph Cox, Don Lucas, and Larry Campbell. ?Bruce Faske is a proud Trombone Artist for the Edwards Instrument Company, performing on the T-396A Tenor Trombone with the Griego Model 55 Mouthpiece.
“After many years and many more dollars spent trying to find the ideal instrument, I am happy to be back “home” with Edwards. These trombones allow me to achieve my ideal sound with minimal effort so that I can focus on making music.”