At the Crane School of Music, Jeffrey Francom directs the Crane Chorus, Men's Ensemble, and Potsdam Community Chorus, and teaches Conducting and Secondary Choral Methods. He holds degrees in choral conducting from Stony Brook University (DMA) and the University of Florida (MM), and in piano performance and pedagogy from Utah State University (BM).
Prior to joining Crane in 2009, Dr. Francom resided on Long Island where he directed the Babylon Chorale, Stony Brook Camerata Singers, Suffolk Singers, Stony Brook Opera, Bellport High School Performing Arts, and the Lynn Clark Summertime Players. He taught at Suffolk County Community College. In the past three years, he has directed choirs in Broome, Clinton, Franklin, Monroe, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Oneida, and Warren counties. From 2004-2007, he was Director of Choral Activities at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
As a pianist, Dr. Francom has been a concerto soloist with five orchestras, including the New West Symphony, Conejo Symphony Orchestra, and Pepperdine University Orchestra. Dr. Francom was the 2008 recipient of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Fellowship sponsored by Charterhouse in Godalming, England. Much of his current research is dedicated to the choral music of Vaughan Williams, and the folk music of Argentina.