Timothy Brown – Director of Learning and Social Impact
Timothy Brown is an innovative educator, storyteller, and producer with a passion for social and environmental justice and the arts. An orchestral conductor and ecologist by training, he believes in the power of interdisciplinary collaborations and has a strong record of creating authentic public programs that inspire and empower diverse audiences of all ages. Prior to joining the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in November 2019, he was the founding program manager of National Geographic On Campus, the Society’s university outreach initiative. Previously he taught environmental science and music for eight years at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley, Mass. Timothy holds a master’s degree in social ecology from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where he received the prestigious Strachan Donnelley Award, and bachelor’s degrees in music and conservation biology from The Evergreen State College. In addition to his work with the HSO, he is the editor of Connecticut Woodlands, a quarterly magazine of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. He lives in New Haven with his family.