Advanced Master degree (Manama)
120 ECTS / 2 year
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

Advanced Master in Music in Leuven

Bijscholen / Advanced Master Degree / Microcredential

Do you have an MA degree in music? Do you wish to improve your artistic performance? Are you looking for advanced music training enhanced by artistic research? LUCA-Campus Lemmens organises a two-year-long course of study. During this programme, you can prepare your entrance to the professional music world: learn repertoire useful for competitions or auditions, give two recitals during regular concert seasons, and deepen your understanding of musical interpretation through artistic research.

Three specialisations:

  • Soloist

  • Chamber Music (for already formed ensembles)

  • Contemporary Music

A two-year programme

Each student or chamber music ensemble receives 1,5 h lesson/week by the chosen teacher, a minimum of 2 masterclasses with renowned musicians and guidance in designing and developing a research project relevant to your own artistic practice. Our programme guarantees each student or ensemble one recital during a regular concert season, a demo recording and support for finding a second recital within a regular concert season.

Artistic research tutoring

The research component of this MA programme is strongly connected to your artistic practice. We do not intend to make a performer-musicologist out of you but, rather, an artist whose practice is grounded in convincing artistic research. In order to achieve this goal, you will be assisted by a research tutor. The research tutor will consider your proficiency, artistic goals and interests in order to design a research programme meeting your needs. The research tutors are artists with experience in artistic research. In certain cases, your instrumental mentor may also be your research tutor.

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Application & entry requirements

Studenten die willen starten met deze opleiding moeten in het bezit zijn van het diploma Master in de Muziek of een gelijkgeschakeld diploma en ze moeten slagen voor het toelatingsexamen. De selectieproef bestaat uit een artistieke proef en een interview. Daarin worden in het Nederlands, Engels of Frans je interesses, begincompetenties, motivatie, ambities, … getoetst. 

Kandidaten met interesse voor de specialisatie Kamermuziek moeten bovendien deel uitmaken van een reeds gevormd ensemble. De leden van een ensemble die de opleiding niet willen of mogen volgen (bijv. als ze geen diploma master hebben), zullen enkel aan het artistieke deel van de opleiding deelnemen als repliek.

Enrollment procedure

The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps.

  1. First you will have to submit an online Admissions application in which you will be asked to upload certain documents required for the Admissions’ diploma and language check. We will be checking if you meet with the diploma and language requirements.
  2. The second step continues with your participation in a Master Assessment.
  3. Step three is the final and binding (online) registration (for which you will receive a unique registration link after succeeding the Master Assessment).


  • Deadline : 26.06 2023 (11:00) - Interview/test: 03.07.2023 
  • Deadline : 18.08 2023 (11:00) - Interview/test: 24.08.2023

Where do you have class?


Meer info is te verkrijgen via dr.Alessandro Cervino

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

Proefdagen: krokusvakantie 2021

Opencampusdag: 1 mei 2021


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