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 12

dartington hall

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

    Margarida Barbal - Inspiration - October 2011Negative means receptive

    Margarida Barbal

  2. Inspiration

    Anto Pett - Inspiration - October 2011Autocommunication

    Anto Pett

  3. Inspiration

    SEM6 Insp 19Keith Tippett

    Alistair MacDonald


Featured Profile

Miguel Martinez-Schrijver

Prins Claus Conservatorium

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. Miguel Martinez-Schrijver Prins Claus Conservatorium

  2. Jeroen Thijssen Utrecht Conservatorium

  3. Jonne Covers ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

View the A—Z of ICON members


Featured News

Bookings for Seminar 12 to close on 8 September 2015!

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

Recent news

  1. Bookings for Seminar 12 to close on 8 September 2015!

  2. From Potential to Performance

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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.