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Associate Professor of Trombone


  • D.M.A., University of Alabama, Trombone Performance
  • M.M., Baylor University, Trombone Performance
  • B.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce, Music

Teaching Specialties

  • Applied Trombone

Research Interests

  • Trombone Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature


Bruce Faske is Artist/Assistant Professor of Trombone at Arkansas State University, where he teaches applied trombone lessons, conducts trombone choir, and performs with the Arkansas State Faculty Brass Quintet. He joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as Second Trombone in 2018. Prior to A-State, 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 and research 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, MD (2012). 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. An active solo performer and teacher, he has given recitals or masterclasses at numerous universities, including Auburn University, University of Alabama, Baylor University, University of Delaware, North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Tech University, Ouachita Baptist University, and Colorado State University. 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 S.E. Shires Company.

Bruce Faske

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8028
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 234