Adrianne Der Sarkissian Brown ’67

Adrianne Der Sarkissian BrownAdrianne Der Sarkissian Brown's relationship with the University dates back to when she was a child and took lessons from The Hartt School founder and famed pianist Moshe Paranov. Since then, she has represented the University as an accomplished professional, engaged alumna, and committed community volunteer.

Brown is a retired Connecticut public school music educator (1967–2000) who taught in New Britain, Conn. She was also an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's College in West Hartford, Conn.

As a volunteer at the University, Brown worked at the Hartt Performance Library and was a member of the 2016 organizing committee for the Golden Hawks 50th-anniversary reunion. She is a member of the Founders Planned Giving Society.

Brown is active in her community, including the Lion's Club of New Britain (since 1990) where she was one of the first women accepted as a member and is currently its president. She is a member the Vestry at Grace Episcopal Church in Hartford, Conn.

Brown earned a music education degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1967 while also studying at The Hartt School. She also earned a master's degree (1980) and sixth-year certificate (1988) from Central Connecticut State University, and a seventh-year certificate (1995) from UConn/CCSU. Brown resides in Newington, Connecticut.