The Music & Drama research unit embraces research in the field of music and the performing arts with a clear research focus on the development of artistic practice.

Within Drama, this results into research into various and innovative methods of text creation and its impact on playing. The focus is also on the changing status of the concept of text in the current work field.

Within Music, this translates into research into performance practice and composition and into pedagogical and therapeutic research.

Together, Music & Drama also focuses on all forms of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research through co-creation and interaction.

The research unit aims at a strong integration of research and education in the Music and Drama courses.

The Music & Drama Research Unit collaborates with various research groups from KU Leuven, including the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, the researchers are developing an international research network.


Bo Van der Werf

Carl Van Eyndhoven

Carl von Winckelmann

Ellie Nimeroski

Filip Verneert

Filipa Botelho

Geert Kestens

Goran Krivokapic

Ivana Jelaca

Jan Lust

Jasmijn Lootens

Jeroen D'hoe

Johann Vacher

Jolanda Zwoferink

Jos De Backer

Leen Adam

Lieven Van Ael

Luc Ponet

Luca Montebugnoli

Magno Caliman

Mariske Broeckmeyer

Mavroudes Troullos

Nico Boon

Nicolas Deletaille

Piet Swerts

Pieter Schuermans

Prach Boondiskulchock

Rik Cornelissen

Sanae Zanane

Thomas De Baets

Thomas Geudens

Tigran Maytesian

Tine Castelein

Tiziano Manco

Tom Beghin

Tom Goossens

Vicente Parrilla

Victor Somma

Vincent Caers


Head research unit: carl.vaneyndhoven@luca-arts.be