Student News

Gift of the Magi

A reading. Free and open to all ages. Introduce your family to this inspiration seasonal favorite,  Saturday, December 12, 5 PM at the Round Rock Public Library. Music by the Childbloom Christmas Guitar Choir.

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Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble

Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble

Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble is a premier guitar ensemble drawing students from the Childbloom Guitar Program. The 2015/16 performers are (from l to r) Ben Parrish, Aaron Mink, Simon Krauskopf, Jeneve Wider, Maxwell Dodge, Elle Smith, Elyce Garcia, Aytahn...

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Austin Bella Corda

Austin Bella Corda

Austin Bella Corda, the elite performing group of advanced Childbloom students, will be performing at Lakeway Activity Center ballroom on Sunday, April 19, 4 to 5 p.m. Their performance is free to the public. Players are (l-r) Aytahn Benavi, Avi Medina, Sam Forbes,...

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Childbloom Students at Our Austin Open Mic

Austin/Round Rock Instructors, Adam Carney, Jody Moseley, Chris Stone and Katie Kerwin just put on an open mic for any students who wished to participate. And WOW! did they. Childbloomers packed the New World Cafe. Students from the most beginning to the most advances...

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The 12th Day of Christmas in Round Rock

The Childbloom Christmas Guitar Choir will accompany a reading of  O’Henry’s ”Gift of the Magi” on Dec. 13 in the Round Rock City Council chambers. This group is comprised of 24 Childbloom students. The performance is free!

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Childbloom Student Awards since 2010

Austin/Round Rock Childbloom students have been winning guitar competition awards every year since the very first Childbloom students discovered them in 2007! We won’t list them all because the list might break the internet. These are some of the awards that Austin/Round Rock students have earned since 2010.

2019

  • 1st Prize Boston Guitar Fest Academy (University) division.
  • 3rd Prize – Guitar Foundation of America’s International Sr. Solo competition in Miami, Fl.
  • 1st Prize Hill Country Guitar Ensemble Competition (large group-high school division.)
  • 3rd Prize Georgia Guitar Competition (professional division) – Columbus Georgia
  • 1st Prize Florida State Guitar Festival Competition professional division.

2018

  • 1st Prize COLLEGE DIVISION (!) at the Domain Forget Guitar Festival competition, Quebec, Canada.
  • 4th Prize Boston Guitar Competition (18-21 division).
  • Highest scores in Texas UIL competitions.

2017

  • 1st place at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Ensemble Competition.

2016

  • 1st Prize – Indiana University High School Guitar competition.
  • 1st Prize – Texas A&M Guitar Symposium high school competition.
  • 3rd prize – Classical Minds adult competition – Houston, TX.
  • 2nd prize – Guitar Foundation of America International Jr. Youth Competition

2015

  • 1st Prize – Domain Forget Youth Competition – Quebec, Canada

2014

  • 1st Prize – Texas A & M Jr. Competition
  • 1st Prize – U. of Dallas Jr. Youth competition
  • 1st prize – U. of Houston’s “Classical Minds” Jr. Competition
  • 2nd prize U. of Houston’s ”Classical Minds” Sr. Competitiom
  • 3rd Prize Mid-America Jr. Youth competition
  • 3rd Prize Mid-America Sr. Youth competition
  • 2nd Prize Mid-America Jr. Sr. competition

2013

  • 1st Prize – Webster University Sr. Youth Competition
  • 2nd prize – U. of Houston’s “Classical Minds” Sr. Competition
  • 2nd Prize – U. of Dallas Jr. Youth competition
  • 3rd Prize – U. of Dallas Sr. Youth competition

2012

  • Amerian String Teachers” Association youth competition – Honorable mention
  • 2nd prize – Mid-America Sr. Youth Competition

2011

  • Appearance on the national NPR radio show “From The Top”
  • Winner of the “Jack Kent Cooke” $10,000 Young Artist Award
  • Yamaha Young Artist Recognition

2010

  • 1st prize – Mid-America Sr. & Jr. Youth Competition
  • 2nd prize at U. of Houston’s “Classical Minds” Sr. Competition
  • 4th prizeat U. of Houston’s “Classical Minds” Sr. Competition
  • 1st prize Mid-America Sr. Youth competition