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Assistant 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 Instructor of Trombone at Arkansas State University, where he teaches applied trombone lessons, conducts trombone choir, and performs with the Arkansas State Faculty Brass Quintet.  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 and research in the development of younger trombonists, particularly beginner 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.

Faske has given solo recitals at Ouachita Baptist University and Colorado State University, and has performed as soloist with 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 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.  His teachers include Jonathan Whitaker, Brent Phillips, Jimmy Clark, John McCroskey, Joseph Cox, Don Lucas, and Larry Campbell.  Bruce Faske is a proud Artist for the Edwards Instrument Company.

Bruce Faske

Contact Information

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


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 234