Gordon Adnams has been involved in music education and leadership as well as professional music-making throughout his adult life. He received his early musical training in instrumental and choral music as a member of the Salvation Army and more formally at the Royal Conservatory of Music, achieving an associateship (ARCT) in Euphonium performance. Gordon continued his education at the University of Toronto earning both MusBac (instrumental music education) and MusM (choral music education) degrees and more recently, a PhD from the
In 2008, Gordon and his wife Louise moved back to southern Ontario. There he taught at Redeemer University College for five years and for 9 years conducted The Guelph Male Choir, sang with and conducted Hamilton's Strata Vocal Ensemble, coordinated worship at MacNeill Baptist Church in Hamilton, and currently serves on the Board of the Summer Institute of Church Music.
In July, 2017, Gord and Louise moved back to Alberta to be with children and grandchildren.