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


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

    Aaron Shorr - Inspiration - October 2011“Under no circumstances should you consider him for this job!”

    Aaron Shorr

  2. Inspiration

    Robert Schenck - Inspiration Image 2 - May 2012Musician in Society

    Robert Schenck

  3. Inspiration

    An interrupted life:The Diaries 1941-1943

    Timora Rosler


Featured Profile

Maarit Kirvessalo

Sibelius Academy

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. Maarit Kirvessalo Sibelius Academy

  2. Aija Puurtinen Sibelius Academy

  3. Anastasia Belina-Johnson Royal College of Music, London

View the A—Z of ICON members


Featured News

Looking forward to welcoming Liz Lerman to ICON Seminar 13!

Liz lerman

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

Recent news

  1. Looking forward to welcoming Liz Lerman to ICON Seminar 13!

  2. Bookings Now Open!

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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.