George Adams studied bassoon performance at the University of Southern California. While at USC, he played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of his teacher, Frederick Moritz. He began graduate study at Sam Houston State University majoring in conducting and was appointed to the faculty upon graduation. In 1981, he began doctoral study at the University of Texas, studying bassoon with Dan Welcher and conducting with Dr. Walter Ducloux and Dr. Fiora Contino. In 1986 he joined the faculty of Texas A&M University and was named Associate Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony. After post-graduate study with Gustav Meier, he was appointed Associate Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at Northwestern State University. In 1999, Dr. Adams was named Music Director and Conductor of the Idaho Falls Symphony and he joined the faculty of BYU-Idaho in 2000.