Timothy J. Brown received his undergraduate musical training at the State University of New York College at Fredonia, where he earned teaching certification in music and in French. He holds the M.A. from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, where he studied music education and vocal performance (secondary). He also pursued graduate studies in French-English translation at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He holds the doctoral degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with Robert Ehle and Evan Copley. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Graduate Dean's Citation for Outstanding Dissertation. Dr. Brown has studied privately with composer John Corigliano. His compositions span a variety of media and styles, ranging from full orchestral works to unaccompanied choral pieces and chamber works.
His CD Infinity was released in 2005 on Capstone Records, and Songs of Light, Songs of Shadows was released in 2006. In 2008, excerpts from his song cycle for chamber ensemble, In Flanders Fields,were released on a compilation recording, In Concert, by Beauport Classical. He is published by Rhodes Music and Gold Branch Music.
He has been named a recipient of ASCAP PLUS Awards annually since 2005. In 2006, was awarded the Lois Bailey Glenn Award for Teaching Excellence by the National Music Foundation for the teaching of American music. Dr. Brown was a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts during January 2007 and August 2010, and a Fellow at the Melodious Accord with composer Alice Parker in October 2007, and at the Millay Colony for the Arts in October 2008. His work "Le Glas," for string quartet and soprano, was premiered in Beauvechain, Belgium, in 2007. His song cycle, Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred, using texts by Langston Hughes, was performed in Munich, Germany in March 2009, and Afternoon on a Hill, and Hearke, Hearke, choral works, were premiered in Antwerp, Belgium in June 2009. Other performances in 2009 included Lafayette (Lousiana), Denver (Colorado).