The Jazz department of Luca School of Arts is an inspiring and creative environment for European students, a setting in one of the main university cities in Europe. We offer different majors in jazz: double bass, drums, guitar, jazz vocals, piano, saxophone and trombone.
In our Jazz department, the main instrument and ensemble lessons are central. Musical foundation, classical analysis and arrangement develop your ear and theoretical thinking. In addition, reflection on your own musical practice is an essential part of the programme.
MASTER CLASSES, SYMPOSIA AND INTENSE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Every year, the program organizes interesting masterclasses, workshops and clinics with external experts, renowned foreign instrumentalists, music therapists and pedagogues. Music practice is central to our campus. You not only make music during your practical lessons or self-study but also participate in our ensembles, choirs and orchestras and the prestigious artistic productions. These experiences transform you into a team player.
A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us. Campus Lemmens does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please visit the website of the KUL or contact our student support services.
All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found
The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.
If the basic principle of the policy plan means that 'quality is our driving force', and that every aspect of the policy can be tested against this, then LUCA undeniably wants to develop and nurture a strong quality culture: a culture that leaves based on trust in people with talent and expertise, and which is aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
The formal quality framework for training within LUCA was named KOPERA, which stands for: Critically Analyzing the Quality of Training with Peers in Own Direction.
For KOPERA, LUCA starts from a vision of quality care that is based on trust and aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
During the six-year KOPERA cycle, each training course receives a panel of critical friends who examine the implementation of the quality characteristics and examine how the training contributes to the general LUCA policy.
The final element of KOPERA is the ultimate assurance of training quality. The key question is: "Does the program have a good quality culture that follows the 'plan-do-check-act' circle?"
LUCA publishes a quality sheet for each course. You can find this on the Education Quality page.
Written and arranged by Peter Hertmans
|Double Bass||Jos Machtel|
|Electric Bass||Louise van den Heuvel|
|Peter Hertmans||Roeland Celis|
|Jazz Vocals||Lynn Cassiers||Ariadne Van den Brande|
|Piano||Nicola Andrioli||Alex Koo|
|Art in Context||Kris Cuppens||Bart Geerts|
|Art Philosophy||Peter De Graeve|
|Bart Van Caenegem|
|Harmony||Peter Hertmans||Jos Machtel|
|Practical Harmony||Bart Van Caenegem|
|Music Analysis||Peter Hertmans||Jeroen D'hoe|
|Research in Performing Arts|