Andy Adzima grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he attended Detroit Catholic Central HS and then Western Michigan University. After graduating with a double major in Music Education and Percussion Performance he came to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Shortly after arriving in Knoxville, Andy began playing with the KSO, which he has done continuously since 1992.
After graduating with a Masters degree from UT, he began teaching elementary general music, first in Morgan County, and then in Knox County Schools. Since 1999 he has been the music teacher at Inskip Elementary School.
Andy lives in north Knoxville with his wife Lora-Joy and their 2 sons. They enjoy kayaking, hiking and spending time in downtown Knoxville.