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

Classical Performance

Academic Bachelor / Exchange Programme

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."

Emiel Vertongen, student cello

Masterclasses, symposia and intense practical experiences

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.

Cross overs

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.

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

Interested in this course?

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

Main Instrument teachers 


Jef De Haes (chromatic accordion), Anne Niepold (diatonic button-accordion)

Bagpipe Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven
Baritone/Euphonium Nick Ost
Bassoon Bert Helsen
Carillon Carl Van Eyndhoven
Cello Geert De BièvreAmy NorringtonMartijn Vink
Clarinet Roeland Hendrikx
Cornet/Flugelhorn/Tenor Horn Tim De Maeseneer
Double Bass Jan BuysschaertMartin Rosso
Flute Toon Fret
French Horn Anthony Devriendt

João Carlos Victor

Harp Emma Wauters
Nyckelharpa Didier François
Oboe Bram Nolf
Organ Nicolas De TroyerLuc Ponet
Percussion Ludwig AlbertLin Ching-ChengPieter Mellaerts
Piano Alessandro CervinoJulien LibeerTimur SergeyeniaSylvia TherezaLiebrecht VanbeckevoortJan VermeulenRégine Willems 
Recorder Bart Spanhove
Saxophone Nadine BalKurt Bertels (postdoc), Jérôme Laran
Trombone Lode Smeets
Trumpet Senne La MelaBenny Wiame
Tuba Jean Xhonneux
Viola Tine JanssensMarc Tooten
Violin Elisa KawagutiMaximilian LohseSamuel Nemtanu,  Lilia UmnovaLei Wang
Vocal Studies Thomas Blondelle,  Ilse EerensCathérine Vandevelde

Other courses

Art in Context Kris Cuppens Bart Geerts
  Matthias Heyman  
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  
Choir Kurt Bikkembergs  
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
  Lut Verbeke  
Music Analysis  Peter Hertmans Jeroen D'hoe
Music History Matthias Heyman  
New Music (Atelier) Geert De Bièvre  
Opera Thomas Blondelle  
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
  Alexios Lizos  
Practical Harmony Marc Deckers  
Professional Toolkit  Peter Anthonissen Bart Spanhove
Research in Performing Arts Jeroen D'hoe  
Rhythm  Tom Pipeleers   
Saxophone Ensemble Tom De Haes  
Scenic Awareness for singers (Atelier) Jos Verlinden  
Transposition Jeroen Vanbever

Interested in this course?