Jeff Francis holds a master of education degree (Education Technology) from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of music degree (Music Engineering Technology) from the University of Miami, with minors in both Mathematics and Computer/Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Francis worked for 8 years as an engineer for Sony Classical Productions (now Sony Music) in New York City, where he had the honor of working with diverse talent including Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Emmanuel Ax, Bobby McFerrin, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, and composer/conductor John Williams. He participated in the recording of many Grammy award nominated and winning projects. While at Sony, Mr. Francis began a relationship with the Graduate Sound Recording program at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), developing and teaching courses in Digital Audio Technology.
In 1999, Mr. Francis joined the University of South Carolina as the School of Music's recording engineer. At USC, he has designed the audio engineering curriculum and teaches the audio courses. Mr. Francis engineers and produces recordings for soloists, chamber groups, and large ensembles throughout the nation, including the South Carolina Philharmonic. He continues a multi-year relationship with Alfred Music Publishing, recording USC faculty pianist Scott Price for their piano literature companion CDs. He is an active consultant on acoustics and recording systems to schools and houses of worship.
An accomplished musician, Mr. Francis enjoys playing bass in church and theater productions in the Midlands, where he lives with his wife and two children.