The Classical Performance programme 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: voice, accordion, guitar, harp, strings, piano, organ, brass instruments, wind instruments, percussion and marimba.
The Bachelor and Master program focuses on an instrumental and artistic development towards a professional musician, soloistic and orchestral training, projects, research and entrepreneurship. Chamber music and ensemble playing, in all its diversity, are strongly anchored, with student performances, lunch and evening concerts, in- and outside.
Guided by a team of international renowned teachers and soloists, we also offer additional master classes, workshops and concerts with leading artists. Our students are into a strong and inquisitive performer, transferring their knowledge and skills to others and managing their own musical future.
"I came for my main subject teacher, but stayed with LUCA for everything else."
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.
LUCA School of Arts is a biotope in which collaboration between students from different art disciplines is stimulated. This results in interesting crossovers and innovative artistic practices.
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.
|Art in Context||Kris Cuppens||Bart Geerts|
|Art Philosophy||Peter De Graeve|
|Chamber Music||Ludwig Albert||Ilse Eerens|
|Nadine Bal||Elisa Kawaguti|
|Nico Baltussen||Christel Kessels|
|Philippe Benoit||Jaap Kruithof|
|Lin Ching-Cheng||João Carlos Victor|
|Griet Cornelis||Benny Wiame|
|Geert De Bièvre|
|Ear Training||Jos De Rijck||Bart Van Caenegem|
|Early Music (Atelier)||Bart Spanhove|
|Folk Music (Atelier)||Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven|
|Harmony||Geert Van der Straeten||Kris Wittevrongel|
|Music Analysis||Peter Hertmans||Jeroen D'hoe|
|Music History||Matthias Heyman|
|New Music (Atelier)||Geert De Bièvre|
|Orchestra||Ivan Meylemans||Michel Tilkin|
|Orchestral Instruments (Atelier)||Michel Tilkin|
|Percussion Ensemble||Lin Ching-Cheng|
|Piano accompanist||Rita Degraeuwe||Filip Martens|
|Axel Freier||Dorenda Notermans|
|Paul Hermsen||Roeland Vermeulen|
|Peter Jeurissen||Hilde Persyn|
|Practical Harmony||Marc Deckers|
|Professional Toolkit||Peter Anthonissen||Bart Spanhove|
|Research in Performing Arts||Jeroen D'hoe|
|Saxophone Ensemble||Tom De Haes|
|Scenic Awareness for singers (Atelier)||Jos Verlinden|