Dr. Luc Nijs is postdoctoral researcher at IPEM. He holds a PhD in Arts Sciences (Systematic Musicology), MA degrees in Music Performance (clarinet) and Philosophy, and a Teacher Certificate (clarinet, sax, ensemble playing). His research integrates theory development, empirical studies and practice, focusing on the musician ‐ instrument relationship, on the role of body movement in the instrumental learning processes and on the role of technology in provoking an embodied approach to instrumental music education. His work with the Music Paint Machine (see: www.musicpaintmachine.be) was awarded the EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project Award 2012. He is a regular invited speaker on music educational seminars and was member of the advisory board of the Flemish Ministry of Education, shaping the reforms of music education in Flanders.
Luc is selected as member and appointed chair of the AEC Digitization Working Group.
Furthermore, he is Associate Editor (Europe, Middle East) for the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC).
He was guest lecturer in Music Educational Technology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague (NL) and Luca School of Arts Leuven (BE).
Agenda - Education - Research areas - Awards-Websites
29 juni - I will chair the EuNet Meryc2019 Conference "Counterpoints of the senses", together with Hans van Regenmortel (Musica).
14 March - I was invited to teach (several lectures + workshops) at the North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
see also activities-tab
* = invited
28 july - 02 august: workshop on expressive movement in instrumenal music learning @ The 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4), at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.
15-18 may: meeting @ 7th EAS Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference, Malmö, Sweden
01-03 may: meeting of the AEC SMS project in Riga (Letland).
23-26 april: workshop & lecture on expressive movement in instrumenal music learning @ Rime Conference (Bath)
*14 february: lecture on embodiment in instrumental music learning @ KASK (Gent)
31 jan - feb: meeting ELIA in Stuttgart
21 jan: lecture on embodiment in instrumental music learning @ Royal Conservatory The Hague
*11 december: lecture/demo with Music Paint Machine @ Erasmus University College Rotterdam
*8-10 november: AEC Annual Congres (Graz, AU)
*7-8 november: meeting AEC Digitization Working Group (Graz, AU)
*6 november: lecture/workshop@ Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (CH): Technology in (instrumental) music education
*29 October: lecture at Royal Conservatory The Hague: Embodiment in instrumental music education.
*24-26 october: presentation at AEC and CEMPE Learning and Teaching Conference
*23 october: presentation at OVD meeting in Knokke (BE)
*24-28 september: guest lectures & workshops on embodied music cognition @ NWU, Potchefstroom (South-Africa)
*5-6 july: keynote Science & Society session @ ENCODS 2018 (Berlin)
2012 - Doctor in Art Sciences (Systematic Musicology)
2008 - 2012 - doctoral school Ghent University
2008 - Master in Philosophy
1997 - Master Degree in Music Performance (clarinet, with Piet Jeegers)
1997 - Teacher Diploma - chamber music
1996 - teacher Diploma - clarinet
Masterclasses with: Michel Lethiec, Eduard Brunner, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Richard Vielle
Private lessons with: Thomas Friedli, Walter Boeykens, Michel Lethiec, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Fang Song, Ivan Fisher
Embodied Music Learning
Instrumental Music Pedagogy & didactics:
- the role of movement
- educational technologies
Expressiveness and intentionality in music performance
- the role of bodily freedom
Student assessment in specialist (instrumental) music education
EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project 2012
Prix Leopold Genin (music performance)
Organiser of the IPEM Think Tanks
BOARDS @ Ghent University
GP2R: Board Pre- & Postdocs
International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC) - Associate editor Europe, Middle East
Royal Conservatory of Music The Hague
LUCA School of Arts (Leuven): Technology in Music Education
AEC Digitization Working Group (link)
GUIDANCE & EVALUATION OF PHD & MA
2015 - : co-promotor of Phd theses at LUCA School of Arts
2018: co-promotor of MA theses at UAntwerpen
2017, 2016: member of PhD jury at UAntwerpen
2016 - : member of PhD guidance committee at Ghent University
2016 - : member of PhD jury at Ghent University
2015 - : guidance of MA theses at Ghent University
2015 - : guidance of MA theses at Royal Conservatory of Music The Hague
2014 - : member of MA jury at Royal Conservatory of Music The Hague
2012 - : member of MA jury at LUCA School of Arts (leuven)
* = invited talk/workshop/lecture
*14 february: lecture on embodiemnt in instrumental music learning & KASK (Gent)
*8-10 november: AEC Annual Congres (Graz, AU)
*6 november: lecture/workshop @ Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (CH): Technology in (instrumental) music education
*5-6 July: invited lecture @ ENCODS 2018 (Berlin)
*6 march: guest lecture "new media in Music Education" @ The Hague Conservatory (NL)
*22-23 february: Keynote lecture on embodiment in instrumental music learning and workshop @ JIRP (Toulouse, Fr)
*20 february: workshop "new media in Music Education" @ The Hague Conservatory (NL)
*13 february: guest lecture "new media in Music Education" @ The Hague Conservatory (NL)
2 february: presentation @ Conference on Distance Learning in Music HEIs @ Milan G.Verdi Conservatoire of Music.
20 january: participating with the Music Paint Machine in a workshop on adaptation of singing- and acting techniques in voice rehabilitatin after laryngectomy
18 january: presentation on the Music Paint Machine @ De Krook
17 january: Music Paint Machine @ International Opera Academy
*12 January: lecture/workshop @ ArtEZ Hogeschool Enschede (NL)
*13 December: lecture/workshop @ Pedagogical seminar
*12 December: guest lecture @ Erasmus University College
*4 November: lecture @ The Hague Conservatory on the importance of technology in music education
*26 october: panel member @ book presentation "Ticket to Ride: praktijkonderzoek in muziekeducatie". Nest, Gent. See here
21 october: demo with Music paint machine @ Digitale Doebeurs Gent
*16 october: lecture @ Luca School of Arts (Leuven) on technology in instrumental music education
10 october: demo @ Kraks@DeKrook
*9 october: lecture @ The Hague Conservatory on "instrumental music education and embodiment"
6-7 October: attending the European Music School Symposium - "The Future of Music Schools - today's challenges and tomorrow's solutions"
4 August: workshop with Miror Impro, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Anna Rita Addessi
29 June: opening brainstorm session of the project "Singewing Space"
28 June: visit opening Soundlab Amsterdam
22 June: jury PhD defense Françoise Vanhecke
1 June: jury master thesis defences LUCA School of Arts
24-27 April: spoken presentation and poster @ RIME 2017, Bath Spa, UK
* 6 April: study day of "netwerk muziekdocenten pabo’s", Doetinchem, NL - "Interactieve technologie, toekomstmuziek? Een case study met de Music Paint Machine."
*31 March: guest lecture @ Luca School of Arts - Interactive Technology for music education.
*24 March: guest lecture @ Luca School of Arts - Interactive Technology for music education.
*23 March: guest lecture @ Kask Conservatorium - Music performance and embodiment
*17 March: lecture @ Erasmus Univeristy College Rotterdam - The Music Paint Machine.
*3 March: guest lecture @ Luca School of Arts - Interactive Technology for music education.
*25 Februari: workshop with the The Music Paint Machine at 4ème Journées Internationales en Recherches et Pratique en pédagogie instrumental et vocal (Haute Ecole de Musique, Genève, CH)
*20 February: guest lecture @ The Hague Conservatory - Embodied Music Cognition.
*3 February: guest lecture @ The Hague Conservatory - Interactive Technology for music education.
*27 January: guest lecture @ The Hague Conservatory - Interactive Technology for music education.
*18 January: guest lecture @ The Hague Conservatory - Interactive Technology for music education.
previous: see agenda.lucnijs.be