My Creative Europe project has now officially started. Kick off meeting 24-26 August 2021. see www.resilienceinresonance.eu
➛ logo created by IPEM colleague Stéphanie Willain
Interview on Klara ("Music Matters") about the European project "Resilience in Resonance". see here
second paper on Eudaimonia and Music Learning accepted in Frontiers. see here
paper published in Frontiers special topic on Eudaimonia and Music Learning. see here
From April to June 2021, I will do an internship at the University of Graz (AT) , collaborating with dr. Andrea Schiavio.
Bio - Agenda - Publications - Education - Research areas - PhD Students - Awards - Websites
Luc Nijs is postdoctoral researcher at IPEM (Ghent University) and PhD Student in the Arts at CORPoREAL (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp). 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 was selected as member and appointed chair (2017-2021) of the AEC Digitization Working Group.
Furthermore, he is Associate Editor (Europe, Middle East) for the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC) and member of the scientific committee of ICDS, the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies.
He was guest lecturer in Music Educational Technology at Luca School of Arts Leuven (BE). Currently, he is guest lecturer in "Music Educational Technology" and "Embodied Music Cognition" at the Royal Conservatory The Hague (NL) and guest lecture in "Kinemusical improvisation" at Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (BE).
Covid has had a serious impact on my agenda... many lectures canceled/postponed. Some where online.
2019 - 2023 - PhD in the Arts - Royal Conservatory Antwerp
2012 - PhD in Art Sciences (Systematic Musicology) - Ghent University
2008 - 2012 - doctoral school Ghent University
2008 - Master in Philosophy - Ghent University
1997 - Master Degree in Music Performance (clarinet, with Piet Jeegers) - Royal Conservatory Brussels
1997 - Teacher Diploma - chamber music - Royal Conservatory Brussels
1996 - teacher Diploma - clarinet - Royal Conservatory Brussels
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
Creativity in instrumental music education
Music and movement to empower children at risk
Student assessment in specialist (instrumental) music education
Georgia Nicolaou (RC) - Promotor starter project
Sandra Fortuna (Ugent) - Promotor
Benno Spieker (Ugent & Utwente) - Co-Pomotor
Filip Verneert (LUCA School of Arts) - Co-Pomotor
Tine Castelein (LUCA School of Arts) - Co-Pomotor
Jo Stijnen (UAntwerpen) - Co-Pomotor
Georgia Nicolaou (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp) - Promotor
Third Prize at TedX Ghent Research Rally 2019
EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project 2012
Prix Leopold Genin (music performance)
* = invited talk/workshop/lecture
lectures are online. see agenda.lucnijs.be
2-7 august: Helsinki (FI): ISME conference
13-14 may: Vienna (AT): LATIMPE platform 2020, Students as researching artists - Music, technology and musicianship" in Vienna. See here
*30 april: Paris (F): lecture at Institut d' Alembert
*23-25 april: Lausanne (S): Journées internationales de recherche et pratique en pédagogie instrumentale et vocale (JIRP): member of the scientific committee
18-20 march: Mannheim (D): AEC-SMS project meeting
*02 march: The Hague (NL): lecture on interactive technologies in instrumental music learning @ Royal Conservatory The Hague
*14-15 februari: Zurich (D): presentation on my PhD project KiMuPE @ Sabre Festival in Zurich. See here
*10 februari: The Hague (NL): lecture on interactive technologies in instrumental music learning @ Royal Conservatory The Hague
*27 january: The Hague (NL): lecture on interactive technologies in instrumental music learning @ Royal Conservatory The Hague
*16-17 january: Glasgow (UK): respondent at Research Colloqium on low latency streaming in music teaching and learning @ Glasgow Conservatory
*13 january: Lausanne (S): lecture on technology in instrumental music education @ Haute Ecole de Musique
*12 december: Rotterdam (NL): guest lecture @ Erasmus University College
*26 november: The Hague (NL): lecture on embodiment in instrumental music learning @ Royal Conservatory The Hague
*16 november: Paris (F): lecture on embodiment in musical interaction @ journée d’études Musique et cognition: l’écoute et l’imaginaire dans l’expérience musicale , at Paris-Sorbonne University (F). See here
*10 november: Dilbeek (B): workshop on "kinemusical improvisation" @ Muziekacademie Dilbeek. See here
*7-9 november: Turin: AEC Annual Congress 2019 @ Conservatorio di Musica "G. Verdi", Turin, Italy. See here
*5 October: Gent (B): TAJO atelier with The Music Paint Machine, Gent (B)
25-27 september: Stuttgart (D): workshop with the Music Paint Machine @ ELIA Academy. See here
30 july: Katowice (PL): concert @ The 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4): Plastique Animée: Barbara Dutkiewicz - Performers: Jakub Gerula (piano), Katarzyna Pudełko (flute), Luc Nijs (clarinet) -Movement: Natalia Kidoń, Karolina Lisowska, Karolina Paczuła, Agnieszka Pysz, Patrycja Widlarz, Barbara Dutkiewicz, Marta Kleszcz. See here.
28 july - 31 august: Katowice (PL): workshop on expressive movement in instrumenal music learning @ The 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4), at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music. See here.
*28 may: Enschede (NL): keynote at ArtEZ Hogeschool: Interactive technologies in music education.
01-03 may: Riga (LV): meeting of the AEC SMS project.
*7 march: Leuven (B): workshop-lecture @ Impulsdag LUCA School of Arts Leuven: Movement in practicing your instrument
*14 feb: Gent (B): lecture on embodiment in instrumental music learning @ KASK
31 jan - 1feb: Stuttgart (D): meeting steering board ELIA conference
21 jan: The Hague (NL): 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
*24-26 october: presentation at AEC and CEMPE Learning and Teaching Conference
*24-28 september: guest lectures & workshops on embodied music cognition @ NWU, Potchefstroom (South-Africa)
*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
International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC) - Associate editor Europe, Middle East
ICDS: International Conference of Dalcroze Studies
IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies – Frontiers - Interacting with Computers, Computers and Education - Journal of New Music Research - Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain - Journal of Music, Technology and Education – Music Education Research – British Journal of Educational Technology – Musicae Scientiae
NIME2019 – ELIA2019 - MERYC 2019 - SBCM 2017 - ESCOM 2017 - ORD 2017 - EAPRIL 2016 - EAS 2015
Royal Conservatory of Music The Hague
Royal Conservatory Antwerp
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)
Organiser of the IPEM Think Tanks