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).