The ICON Pilot Seminar created a platform for collaboration and teacher development, bringing together instrumental and vocal teachers and researchers in music and education from Conservatoires across Europe together to reflect on their work
The Innovative Conservatoire partnership was formed in February 2006 during the Reflective Conservatoire Conference hosted by the Guildhall School. Between February 2006 and June 2007, the group, with representatives from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, Institute of Education, University of London, Stadia Polytechnic, Helsinki, The Royal Conservatoire, the Hague, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Malmö and the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo met four times to debate priorities.
Within this time, progress was made to implement a pilot international module for conservatoire teachers held in April 2007, which created a platform for collaboration and teacher development. During the pilot seminar, instrumental and vocal teachers and researchers in music and education from Conservatoires across Europe came together to reflect on their work.
Key themes covered included:
Underlying philosophies of teaching and learning focusing on masterclasses Practising
Creativity in learning and improvisation
Reflective practice and a research attitude.
A DVD of the process was made and a research evaluation undertaken by the Institute of Education, University of London.
Each institution sends between 2—4 participants to each seminar. ICON members associated with this seminar are shown here. Click on a member’s photo to be taken to their profile page.