Performing Arts

Our Town2014


by Thornton Wilder

Performances April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

Tickets are available here


PirateP4Announcing Auditions for “Pirates of Penzance”

Monday, April 14 or 15 at 7:00pm in Templin Hall Room 830

Audition policies may be found here

Audition resources may be found on the Hampton Campus

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TNCC is proud to offer applied private instruction in guitar, piano, voice and woodwinds.
30 or 60 minute lessons are offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters for 1 or 2 academic credits.
An applied music fee is required of $200 per credit in addition to tuition.
Students will be expected to own an instrument, purchase required music,
and practice a minimum or 4-8 hours weekly.
For permission to enroll, and more information, please contact the instructor directly:
Clarinet and Saxophone: Prof. Richard Hodges
Flute: Prof. Wayla Chambo, DMA
Guitar: Prof. Michael Durig
Piano: Prof.Diane Sndier
Voice: Prof. Ellen Petko
 *for TBA instructors, please contact Michael Sundblad, Chair at

The Performing Arts Department is pleased to offer two new programs in the performing arts: 

Performing opportunities:

The department of Performing Arts at Thomas Nelson Community College includes opportunities for performance and coursework in Music and Theater.

The department is rapidly expanding and will be increasing course offerings continually. All courses and ensembles are open to any TNCC student.

  • Thomas Nelson Concert Choir – MUS 137
  • Annual musical productions each autumn
  • Plays presented each spring
  • Operettas staged each summer

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Coursework Included» Performing Arts Faculty»

Past events: Performing Arts Gala February 2012

For more information, please contact Michael Sundblad, Chair, Department of Performing Arts:

  • CST 131-132 – Acting I & II (should be taken in sequence)
  • CST 145 – Stagecraft
  • DAN 163-164 – Jazz I & II
  • MUS 101 – Basic Musicianship
  • MUS 111-112 – Music Theory and Ear Training I & II
  • MUS 121-122 – Music Appreciation I & II (do not need to be taken in sequence)
  • MUS 137 – Thomas Nelson Concert Choir
  • MUS 136 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 141-142 – Class Piano I & II (should be taken in sequence)
  • MUS 145 – Applied Piano
  • MUS 155 – Applied Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone

Sandra Calderon

  • MA – Speech Communication (Performance Studies), Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • BA – Theatre Arts (Double: Performance/Design Technology, Minor:Anthropology), State University of New York New Paltz
  • Diploma in Theatre Arts, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
  • Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Acting 1, Acting 2
  • email:
 Wayla Chambo
  • BM – Flute Performance/Creative Writing minor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • MFA – Flute Performance, California Institute of the Arts
  • DMA (ABD) – Flute Performance/Contemporary Music, University of North Texas
  • Courses: Applied flute
  • email:
Michael Durig
 Joelle Griffin Russell
  • BA – Music, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • MM – Composition, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MEd – Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Courses: Music Appreciation (Historic Triangle)
  • email:

Richard Hodges

  • BM – Wichita State University
  • MM – University of Mississippi
  • MLIS – Louisiana State University
  • Courses: Applied clarinet and saxophone, Music Appreciation
  • email:

Kwisuk P. McDonald

  • BM – Music Education, Kangweon National University
  • MM/MA – Music Composition, Chung-Ang University
  • MA – Concentration in Music Composition, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Courses: Music Appreciation, Basic Musicianship, Music Theory I
  • amail:

Ellen Fisher Petko

  • BM – Vocal Performance, Christopher Newport University
  • MM – Vocal Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Courses: Applied Voice
  • email:

Victoria “Torrie” Sanders, MTCA Theater Manager/Resident Designer

  • BFA – Theater Design, University of Florida
  • MFA (in progress) – Theater Design, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Courses: Stagecraft

Diane Snider

  • BM – Organ Performance, Westminster Choir College
  • MM – Organ Performance, Westminster Choir College
  • Courses: Music Appreciation, Class Piano, Applied Piano
  • email:

Michael Sundblad, Department Chair

  • BA – Music, North Central College
  • MM – Orchestra Conducting, Illinois State University
  • Courses: Music Appreciation, Basic Musicianship, Choral Ensemble, Musical Theatre Productions
  • email: