This new conservatory will be known as the "Conservatory of Music". It is part of a larger institution, but the logo can be developed simply with the three words noted above.
We are looking for a classic logo, but nothing flowery or overly ornate. Something fresh and contemporary is prefered: we are going to be drawn to something that is fairly uncluttered. Music symbols can be used; representations of instruments (e.g., keyboards) may not be best, though we'd like to see all great ideas.
The ideals of the conservatory include:
-cooperation and partnership
We'd like something that will look as good in one color as in full color. (A design that doesn't include complex blends and fills would likely be best, but a colorful 3-D logo could be acceptable.)
One other thing to remember: the winning design is subject to revision. The winning design may be amended in the future to include the name of the parent institution or (possibly) another name (i.e., a sponsor or donor).
This conservatory will serve hundreds of students and has potential to grow into a significant organization. Design a logo that will be seen by thousands of students, concert attendees and supporters -- bring your best creative ideas and show us what you've got!
We'll try to provide feedback as we go; thanks for your interest!