The Host


Musician, educator, and The Gritty Musician host Bruce Faske is currently Artist Assistant Professor of Trombone at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He also performs as second trombonist of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trombonist of the Delta Symphony Orchestra, and first trombone of the Diamond Brass Band.

The Gritty Musician Podcast is a reflection of his commitment to the people behind the music, and lifelong struggles with stress reduction and relaxation. His first foray into the podcasting world was on Episode 28 of the Marketing Music Education Podcast with Kathleen Heuer of Broken Chord Communications. For more information about Bruce’s career in music, please visit