Mr. Bruce Faske

bruceBruce Faske currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone and Euphonium at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he also teaches courses in ear training and college freshman success.  In addition, he serves as the trombone instructor at Colleyville Heritage High School, Colleyville Middle School, and in the Lewisville Independent School District.  A candidate for the DMA in Trombone Performance from the University of Alabama, his document, A Matter of Coordination: A Pedagogical Study of Respiration, Articulation and Slide Placement for the Student Trombonist and A Synthesis of These Processes for Improved Classroom Instruction is intended as supplemental material for the non-trombone playing band director.  In addition to his educational endeavors, he has performed with numerous ensembles including the Dallas Opera and San Antonio Symphony, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and fellowships at the Festival Institute at Round Top (2008) and the National Music Festival at Washington College in Chestertown, MD (2012).

In 2011 and 2013, Bruce was a Participant in the Alessi Seminar, a week long, semi-annual international trombone workshop led by the Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic.  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.  He has performed as soloist with the UA Wind Ensemble at the 2013 Alabama All State Festival, guest performances at the University of West Georgia and Texas State University-San Marcos, 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 Baylor University (M.M.), and Texas A&M University-Commerce (B.S.).  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.