Born in Taos, New Mexico into a musical family, Bardo’s passion for music was developed at a very early age. Family members playing live music was common when Bardo was young and much of his passion and enthusiasm for music, especially the guitar, was due to those experiences as a youth. At the age of 9, Bardo began to learn to play the guitar from family and friends. This spark grew into the fire that would fuel his life. 

As a teen, Bardo would continue to study music  by participating in school groups such as the marching band, conjunto band, church choir, and mariachi. 

Bardo began to perform professionally in many different groups outside of school which featured a variety of styles including: Rock, Metal, New Mexican, Country, Jazz and Pop. This time spent gigging proved to be valuable and laid the foundations for Bardo to be comfortable on stage and to learn the craft of performing.


Music Educator

Bardo has been teaching guitar professionally since 2002.  At Cibola High School, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bardo has established a fine career of guitar pedagogy and instruction in which many of his students have gone on to make music careers themselves as performers and instructors. To this day Cibola High School is renowned for their guitar and AP music theory programs.

Awards and Recognitions

  • NAMM Merit Award 2015
  • NAfME Guitar Education Council Member
  • NMMEA District VII Vice President for Guitar, 2 terms
  • NMMEA Guitar All-State Ensemble Auditions Host
  • NMMEA District VII Guitar Honor Group Conductor


Music Degrees and Instructors

  • Guitar Performance, Cum Laude. University of New Mexico
  • Music Education, University of New Mexico

While  at the University of New Mexico, Bardo studied:

  • Classical Guitar with Michael Chapdelaine, a world-renowned guitarist 
  • Flamenco with masters Pedro Cuadras and Chuscales.
  • Jazz Guitar with Michael Anthony



  • Solo Artist, Singer/Songwriter, 2019. 

Currently Bardo Trujillo is working on “Mind The Time”, an eclectic EP of five songs. It was recorded at Santa Fe Center Studios under the expertise of Grammy-winning engineer, Doug Geist. With the help of fellow musicians Bryan Abel and Mike Anaya, Bardo crafted and recorded one of his best creations yet. “Mind the Time” focuses on melody and song-writing and allows Bardo to explore new musical styles. This is also Bardo’s first EP that features him as the main vocalist, a challenge he is excited to take on.

  • In The End, 2006 - 2017. 

ITE was a high-energy progressive rock band that became quite popular in the New Mexico and surrounding areas.  ITE performed many shows including festivals, casinos, clubs, and special events such as Warrior Dash that had an audience of 20,000 + people! In The End also recorded two CDs: "On Angel’s Wings"  and "Take Control". These recordings were well-received by their fans and were nominated as finalists for a few New Mexico Music Awards.

  • Prince of Darkness
  • Heavy
  • Dickie Córdova Y La Pleve
  • Malignant 
  • Malvado 
  • Bad Obsession 
  • Especial