Exchange programme in the BA or MA Music
30 - 60 ECTS / 1 semester - 1 year
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

Jazz Performance

Academic Bachelor / Exchange Programme

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. 


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.

What do you need?

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

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Application & entry requirements

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 here.

  • The deadline for the Autumn Semester / full year is April 1
  • The deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1

Outcome Exchange Application

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.

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

  • Our very own campus, situated in a parc in one of Europe's oldest university towns
  • An artistic meeting space for theater maker and musicians 
  • A coworking space with rehearsal studio's concert halls and theater venues
  • An art centre with concerts, performances and theater shows, lectures and artist talks, book launches, graduation shows and showcases
  • An expertise centre for young perfomnce artists with an art library, production support and a lending service
  • An intricate network of cultural partners where students rehears and show the results of their projects


Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00

How to get there


If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact us:

International Coordinator Campus Lemmens
Diana Solomonidou

Campus Lemmens
Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven
+32 2 447 15 00

At LUCA we attach great importance to the quality of our courses

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.

Consult concrete figures of this training

Confinement Blues
Written and arranged by Peter Hertmans


Main instrument teachers

Double Bass  Jos Machtel  
Drums Dré Pallemaerts  
Electric Bass Louise van den Heuvel  


Roeland Celis Tim Finoulst
Jazz Vocals Lynn Cassiers  Ariadne Van den Brande 
Piano Nicola Andrioli Alex Koo


Frank Vaganée  
Trombone Dree Peremans  
Trumpet Dree Peremans  

Other courses

Art in Context David Lodewyckx Bart Geerts
Art Philosophy Peter De Graeve  

Ear training

Bart Van Caenegem  
Entrepreneurship Peter Anthonissen  
Harmony Jos Machtel  
Practical Harmony Bart Van Caenegem  
Music Analysis Jeroen D'hoe  
Music History Peter Anthonissen  
Research coaching Peter Anthonissen  
Research in Performing Arts Jeroen D'hoe  
Rhythm Gert-Jan Dreessen Dré Pallemaerts

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