Happy the University of Groningen (Prof. dr. Elisa Kupers & Prof. dr. Lisette de Jonge-Hoekstra) continues using the KIMUPE approach (Nijs, 2019) in the Master "Talent Development and Creativity". Also, a collaboration coming up on music, movement, and creativity!
Together with dr. Lukas Pairon and dr. Ann de Bisschop, we worked hard on establishing an academic chair on music-making and social action (promotor: Prof. dr. Francis Maes). The chair was approved by Ghent University and will start in September 2022. Date of Inauguration: October 18th, 6PM
Bio - Agenda - Publications - Education - Research areas - PhD Students - Awards - Websites
Luc Nijs is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Music Education at the University of Luxembourg, and Head of the Bachelor in Music Education at the University of Luxembourg.
In addition, he is Visiting professor at Ghent University, affiliated to IPEM (Systematic Musicology) and - as co-founder - to the Jonet Chair on Music Making and Social Action.
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 a member of the advisory board of the Flemish Ministry of Education, shaping the reforms of music education in Flanders.
Luc was selected as a 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), regular Guest Editor for Frontiers Research Topics, and a member of the scientific committee of ICDS, the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies.
He was a guest lecturer in Music Educational Technology at Luca School of Arts Leuven (BE) and a guest lecturer in "Kinemusical improvisation" at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (BE). Currently, he is a guest lecturer in "Music Educational Technology" and "Embodied Music Cognition" at the Royal Conservatory The Hague (NL).
Apart from his work as a scholar, Luc is active as a musician, mainly performing with his band The Holy Seven.
2023.02.03 ∣ Luxembourg Internation School: keynote at the Necis Arts festival.
2022.11.30 ∣ Amsterdam University of the Arts: invited lecture on "Kinemusical improvisation and well-being", at the Symposium "The societal relevance of improvisation in dance and music"
2022.11.28 ∣ Online: invited panel member at AIFA conference ""Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Art"
2022.11.08 ∣ Royal Conservatory Antwerp: Research Seminar on "embodiment in Music Education"
see also: agenda.lucnijs.be
2019 - 2022 - PhD in the Arts - Royal Conservatory Antwerp (discontinued due to new job as Associate Professor)
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
Early Childhood Music Education
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 - social impact of music making
Student assessment in specialist (instrumental) music education
Georgia Nicolaou (RCA/UAntwerpen) - Promotor
Benno Spieker (Ugent & Utwente) - Co-Pomotor
Filip Verneert (LUCA School of Arts/KUL) - Co-Pomotor
Jo Stijnen (UAntwerpen) - Co-Pomotor
Sandra Fortuna (Ugent) - Promotor
Giusy Caruso (Ugent/KASK) - Member guidance committee
Vincent Caers (LUCA/KULeuven) - Member guidance committee
Third Prize at TedX Ghent Research Rally 2019
EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project 2012
Prix Leopold Genin (music performance)