Hillsborough County Secondary Music Council


Master Musician

The Master Musician Program is designed to encourage talented music students to continue their progress beyond the classroom setting. This program gives students an opportunity to receive district level recognition, achieve their highest musical potential, and develop a professional portfolio which can be used as an indicator of achievement for college auditions, admissions, and scholarships.

The Master Musician Program consists of two sections, a performance portfolio and the Master Musician Aptitude Test. There are district dates in which the tests are held and portfolios are due. The list of appropriate directors and testing sites are listed below.

Director Position
Jon Sever, Bloomingdale High School High School Overall Chair
Brian Dell, H.B. Plant High School Band
Susan Durham, Durant High School Choir
Jennifer McCafferty, Plant City High School Orchestra
Director Position
Duston Huston, Liberty Middle School Middle School Overall Chair
Erica Page, Ferrell Middle School Band
Andrea Peacock, Bloomingdale High School Choir
Kelly Cottet, Progress Village High School Orchestra

East Hillsborough County testing will take place at Mann Middle School on October 28th, 2019 starting at 4:00 PM.
West Hillsborough County testing will take place at Martinez Middle School on October 28th, 2019 starting at 4:00 PM.


The online Master Musician Theory test will take place on Wednesday May 20th from 3pm-5pm.

All students must register for the exam in order to have access to the test. The registration form can be obtained by contacting your director, or emailing HCSMC7@gmail.com. A secure password will be sent to the email address used in your registration about 10 minutes before the test begins.

Portfolio Information:COVID-19 Update

Due to the mandate from Hillsborough County Schools requiring all students to transition to eLearning, we have extended the deadline for portfolio submissions. All spring Master Musician Portfolios for both high school and middle school must be submitted electronically on or before June 19th, 2020

Electronic submission of portfolios is possible via dropbox and online submission via email to:
High School Portfolios: mastermusicianhc@gmail.com
Middle School Portfolios: middleschoolmastermusiciansdhc@gmail.com

Below are links for the Master Musician packets for each level and component.

Middle School Band High School Band
Middle School Chorus High School Chorus
Middle School Orchestra High School Orchestra
Middle School Harp High School Harp
Middle School Piano High School Piano
High School Guitar



List of Middle School Master Musicians

List of High School Master Musicians

Contact Information
Support Email: hcsmc7@gmail.com
Phone: (813) 272-4822
Location: 901 East Kennedy Blvd - Tampa, FL, 33602