Welcome to the Innovative Conservatoire

Welcome to ICON

The Innovative Conservatoire is an international collaboration to stimulate knowledge exchange, innovation and reflective practice in Conservatoires. This short film explains our approach.

Find out more about ICON


Next Seminar

ICON Seminar 14: Kallio-Kuninkala, Finland


We run two major seminars a year, including other smaller events hosted by our participating institutions. Our events section lists all our events, including associated resource materials. View our event calendar >

Latest inspirations

  1. Inspiration

    Xavier Barbeta - Inspiration - October 2011Truth is lived, not taught

    Xavier Barbeta

  2. Inspiration

    Michael Gustorff - Inspiration - October 2011Haptonomie

    Michael Gustorff

  3. Inspiration

    Experiments with improvisation

    Louise Bakker


Featured Profile

J Simon van der Walt

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

We have a network of over 120 members from institutions around the globe. Each of our members has a profile page which includes a biography, details of seminars they have attended and resources they have contributed to the ICON project.

Newest members

  1. J Simon van der Walt Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  2. Mark Armstrong Royal College of Music, London

  3. Kerry Nicholls No institution specified

View the A—Z of ICON members


Featured News

New Video introducing ICON’s Approach Officially Released!

Participants circle

Click here for the latest ICON news including details of forthcoming seminars, guest contributors, project outcomes and developments.

Recent news

  1. New Video introducing ICON’s Approach Officially Released!

  2. Video Footage from Seminar 13 now available

View all News

We have a large bank of resources, both public and private. If you are an ICON member you can log in at the top of the page to access private resources. Once signed-in private resources are marked with a padlock.

For more information about ICON, including how to get involved with the project and how to get in touch, visit
our 'About ICON' page.