The Classical Performance Programme trains you as a performing musician. The curriculum offered is flexible, allowing you to put together an individual study programme according to your strengths and interests.
If you are not yet sure of your own profile, our teachers and programme counsellors will help you discover it. Once you have chosen a specific profile, you can still set your own emphases. After all, from year to year, you compose a large part of your individual study programme.
From the academic year 2022-2023, LUCA School of Arts, Campus Lemmens will offer a new Master's curriculum in Music.
The master's thesis consists of two self-selected artistic projects: a recital and a research-based recital. You present both recitals to a jury of internal and external experts during a public presentation. You substantiate and contextualise it with a thesis that situates your work within or against existing literature and debates. With this, you prove that you can orient yourself within the field of your artistic discipline. With your master's thesis, you prove that you work largely independently. From your first master's year onwards, you work on your research project with support from your main subject teacher and thesis supervisor.
Masterclasses, symposiums and intense practical experiences
Every year, LUCA Music organises interesting master classes and workshops with external experts and renowned national and international musicians.
Music practice takes centre stage on our campus. You not only make music during your practical lessons or self-study, but also participate in our ensembles, choirs and orchestras and our prestigious artistic productions. These experiences shape you into a team player.
LUCA School of Arts is a habitat in which collaboration between students of different arts disciplines is encouraged. This creates interesting crossovers and innovative artistic practices. Students can also take optional subjects from all LUCA programmes, ranging from film or photography to graphic design or interior design to product design or sculpture.
All students within the Classical Performance Programme take subjects such as main instrument, chamber music and ensemble.
New from 2022-2023 is the Professional Toolkit. In this 6-credit course, students are strongly oriented to the future professional practice of a musician. You gain insight into the organisational, financial and social aspects of professional practice. You acquire additional skills that you can apply in future practice. Within this subject, students choose a combination of compulsory and freely selectable components such as Entrepreneurship, Performance psychology, Scenic awareness or an internship at the production office, etc.
Students can deepen their knowledge within their own specialisation/degree course or broaden their knowledge by taking electives within and other degree courses. Elective courses such as (Practical) Harmony, Introduction to Arts Education are complemented by 7 semester-organised workshops - of 6 credits from which the student can choose. A number of minors (fixed package) are also offered within that elective.
For students with an interest in one of the other programmes, a series of minors of 12 credits each is now also offered within the Music Master's elective. For example, a piano student can study composition or a composition student can study conducting, etc.
In the new curriculum, it is also possible to redeem short international experiences in 3, 6, 9 or 12 credits.
Within the Music majors, students can use (at least) 12 credits per master year within the electives. They choose 1 or 2 of the following 7 new ateliers (of 6 credits).
Students will have the opportunity to take (elective) courses from another programme at one of LUCA School of Arts' campuses.
"I came for my main subject teacher, but stayed with LUCA for everything else."
Your personality and your ambitions are the starting point in our music training. Your teachers are not teachers who impose working methods, but coaches who help you devise your own solutions and tell your own story. For them, there is no better challenge than to support and inspire you. As a master student you will take the lead and they will support you.
|Bagpipe||Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven|
|Baritone/Euphonium||Lorenz Havermans, Nick Ost|
|Carillon||Carl Van Eyndhoven|
|Cello||Geert De Bièvre, Jaap Kruithof, Amy Norrington, Martijn Vink|
|Cornet/Flugelhorn/Tenor Horn||Tim De Maeseneer|
|Double Bass||Jan Buysschaert|
|Flute||Philippe Benoit, Berten D'Hollander|
|French Horn||Anthony Devriendt|
|Organ||Nicolas De Troyer, Luc Ponet|
|Percussion||Ludwig Albert, Lin Ching-Cheng, Pieter Mellaerts|
|Piano||Joop Celis, Alessandro Cervino, Julien Libeer, Timur Sergeyenia, Sylvia Thereza, Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, Jan Vermeulen, Régine Willems|
|Saxophone||Nadine Bal, Kurt Bertels (postdoc), Mariano García|
|Trumpet||Senne La Mela, Benny Wiame|
|Viola||Tine Janssens, Marc Tooten|
|Violin||Nico Baltussen, Elisa Kawaguti, Maximilian Lohse, Lilia Umnova, Lei Wang|
|Vocal Studies||Thomas Blondelle, Ilse Eerens, Cathérine Vandevelde|
|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|
On campus Lemmens, I have been able and allowed to develop myself very broadly. All aspects of being a musician were nurtured and challenged. I have also grown enormously on a personal level, with trial and error. The strong and fast reading basis that I got there, has also given me many advantages later on as a performing artist.
As a Master in Music your options are diverse. As an entrepreneur-artist you can create solo and chamber music projects, find your way to theatre and production houses or you can look forward to a brilliant future as an arranger, composer, programmer or conductor. As a performing musician, you are ready to participate in auditions from renowned orchestras and ensembles.
As an educational artist, you have teaching qualifications in Part-time Art Education (DKO), other forms of education, non-formal art education and social-artistic work. If this is your chosen path you should definitively check our shortened Educational Master.
I entered the Lemmens with a clear goal: to become a trombone player in an orchestra. And I have effectively been given all the things that should have enabled me to do this. But it has gone in a different direction in the music industry. What I especially remember and still use today is the network around the Lemmens. There was and is an openness to look beyond walls. It might be a quip, but what I learned in the cafeteria and at the student club are at least as important (and fun) as the love for and knowledge of music that the staff gave me.
The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps.
Are you curious about our approach to Music & Drama education? During our try out week, you will get all the information you need, visit the campus participate in classes and one of our classes, ...
Still not convinced visit us during the open campus day. During this, on-campus micro festival you can experience first hand how good our students really are.