SCHOOL DISTRICT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
09/14/09 Page 2
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.
Guiding Your Students through the Process
This directorâ€™s guide is designed to give your detailed information to assist your students in completing
the Master Musician Program. Please follow the guidelines and procedures carefully to insure your
studentâ€™s success. Each item on the application/checklist page must be completed correctly in order for
the applicant to be considered for the distinction of Master Musician. The following pages prove more
detail. Please use the check lists provided and strive to encourage your students to submit portfolios
that are professional in appearance and in content. At this time, plans are to include PDF files on line
of this directorâ€™s guide for your reference.
The portfolio is the complete documentation of the studentâ€™s musical and academic success. Contents
should include, but not limited to, a resume that includes the information on the application/checklist
sheet, performance CDâ€™s with copies of all music being performed, concert programs of studentâ€™s
performances, music awards and honors, list of method books studied, and any appropriate inserts that
showcase the studentâ€™s achievements.
The Master Musician Test will only be offered at specific dates throughout the a school year. Dates for
the test will be announced at the beginning of each school year. All Master Musician candidates must
achieve an overall score of 85% or higher. I