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

    Ingela Hellsten - Inspiration - October 2011Op zoek naar een eigen stem

    Ingela Hellsten

  2. Inspiration

    Baumann inspiration ImageAlbert Marquet

    Christoph Baumann

  3. Inspiration

    Inspiration, Tet Koffeman, Utrechts Conservatorium, Seminar 8Circle of miniature toy figures

    Tet Koffeman


Featured Profile

Else Van Ommen

Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

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. Else Van Ommen Royal Conservatoire, The Hague

  2. Irene Bartlett Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

  3. Michiel Braam ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

View the A—Z of ICON members


Featured News

Bookings Now Open!

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

Recent news

  1. Bookings Now Open!

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

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.