Exchange programme in Music
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

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. 


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.


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.


Confinement Blues
Written and arranged by Peter Hertmans


Main instrument teachers

Double Bass  Jos Machtel  
Drums Dré Pallemaerts Gert-Jan Dreessen
Electric Bass   Louise van den Heuvel
Guitar Peter Hertmans Roeland Celis
Jazz Vocals Lynn Cassiers  Ariadne Van den Brande 
Piano Nicola Andrioli Alex Koo


Frank Vaganée Bo Van der Werf
Trombone Dree Peremans  

Other courses

Art in Context Kris Cuppens Bart Geerts
  Matthias Heyman  
Art Philosophy Peter De Graeve  
Big Band Frank Vaganée  
Ear training Bart Van Caenegem  
Harmony Peter Hertmans  Jos Machtel
Practical Harmony Bart Van Caenegem  
Music Analysis Peter Hertmans Jeroen D'hoe
Music History

Peter Anthonissen

Research coaching

Peter Anthonissen

Research in Performing Arts

Jeroen D'hoe


Gert-Jan Dreessen


Facilities & campus life

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

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.

Contact us

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

International Coordinator Campus Lemmens
Emelie De Bruyne

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