Biography

Photo by Daniel Routh.

Photo by Daniel Routh.

Robert Trusko, a Philadelphia native, currently resides in Dallas, TX and recently received his Master’s degree at University of North Texas in Music Composition. As a composer, bassist, and producer, Robert’s main focus is creating music that is both artful and accessible.

In addition to original music, Robert plays electric bass, ukulele, and double bass in a wide variety of genres including Jazz Fusion, Gospel, Hip-hop,  R&B, Classical, and South Indian classical music. He also has completed successful work as a songwriter, engineer, arranger, and producer.

Through his musicianship, Robert has been able to perform across the world. Robert has been privileged to perform with Grammy Award Winning Artist Robert “Sput” Searight, Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr., Jaguar Wright (The Roots, Jay-Z), N’Dambi, Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Sugar Hill Records, Lauryn Hill), Black Ice (Def Poetry Jam), Danny Gotlieb (Pat Metheny), and Eric McFadden (Parliament Funkadelic). Robert has also completed successful work as a film composer, songwriter, engineer, arranger, and producer.

Robert has studied with Dr. William Coble, Dr. Kirsten Broberg, Poovalur Sriji,  Dr. Robert Maggio, Peter Paulsen, Brian Casey, Dr. Panayiotis Kokoras, Jeff Bradetich master classes, Dr. Larry Nelson, Dr. Van Stiefel, Dr. David Cutler, Mika Howard, Sean Jones, Mike Tomaro, Dr. Eli Tomar, and Dr. Patrick Burke. Robert has also taken guest lessons with Michael League (Snarky Puppy) and Brian Lock.