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

    Tangled pieces of yarn, Libertad Pozo Rodriguez, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Seminar 8Tangled pieces of yarn

    Libertad Pozo Rodriguez

  2. Inspiration

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

    Aaron Shorr

  3. Inspiration

    Paivi Arjas - Inspiration - October 2011Emotions and Struggles

    Päivi Arjas


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

Video Footage from Seminar 13 now available


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

Recent news

  1. Video Footage from Seminar 13 now available

  2. ICON Seminar 14 – Kallio-Kuninkala – Booking now open!!

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.