Exchange programme in Music
Campus Leuven / Lemmens

The Instrument/Voice 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: voice, accordion, guitar, harp, strings, piano, organ, brass instruments, wind instruments, percussion and marimba.


The Bachelor and Master programme 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 programme 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.


Main Instrument teachers 


Elke De Meester

Bagpipe Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven
Bassoon Bert Helsen
Carillon Carl Van Eyndhoven
Cello Geert De BièvreAmy NorringtonMartijn Vink
Clarinet Roeland Hendrikx
Double Bass Jan Buysschaert
Diatonic button-accordion Anne Niepold
Euphonium Lorenz HavermansNick Ost
Flute Toon Fret
French Horn Anthony Devriendt

João Carlos Victor

Harp Emma Wauters
Oboe Bram Nolf
Organ Nicolas De TroyerLuc Ponet
Percussion Ludwig AlbertLin Ching-Cheng, Pieter Mellaerts
Piano Alessandro Cervino, Julien LibeerTimur Sergeyenia, Sylvia TherezaLiebrecht VanbeckevoortJan VermeulenRégine Willems 
Recorder Bart Spanhove
Saxophone Nadine Bal, Kurt Bertels (postdoc), Mariano García
Trombone Lode Smeets
Trumpet Senne La MelaBenny Wiame
Tuba Jean Xhonneux
Viola Tine JanssensMarc Tooten
Violin Elisa KawagutiMaximilian LohseSamuel NemtanuLilia 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 Roeland Hendrikx
  Nadine Bal Elisa Kawaguti
  Lin Ching-Cheng Christel Kessels
  Griet Cornelis João Carlos Victor
  Geert De Bièvre Benny Wiame
  Ilse Eerens  
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

Michaël Mannes

  Peter Jeurissen Dorenda Notermans
  Alexios Lizos Roeland Vermeulen
Practical Harmony Marc Deckers  
Professional Toolkit  Peter Anthonissen Bart Spanhove
Research in Performing Arts Jeroen D'hoe  
Rhythm  Tom Pipeleers   
Scenic Awareness for singers (Atelier) Jos Verlinden  
Transposition Jeroen Vanbever

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