Nicholas Thomas is continuing in his 18th year at Moraine Valley Community College. In addition to directing the Moraine Chorale and Chamber Singers, Mr. Thomas teaches Class Piano 1 and 2, private piano lessons, and keyboard skills I and IV as part of the music theory sequence. He has taught private voice lessons and Basic Musicianship-Music 103 in the past. He is chairman of the Fine Arts and Humanities Department, which includes music, art, digital art, humanities, philosophy, and theater, and has more than 85 faculty members
In 2010, he was selected Professor of the Year by the faculty and administrators. In 2004, he was chosen Master Teacher by the Faculty Development Committee. In 2007, he was selected as the St. Genesius Award recipient by Lewis University. This award is given annually by the university to someone who has played an important role in promoting the Arts in the community and school. Currently, he is chair of the Academic Senate, serves on numerous faculty and administrative search committees, and was a member of the Vanguard Team. He has taken his choruses to Carnegie Hall in New York and the Vatican in Rome singing before Pope John Paul II. He is the director of music and organist at St. Isaac Joques Church in Hinsdale.