Sheila Litke, D.M.A.

Department: Music

Dr. Sheila Litke, D.M.A., is Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and 2007-2008 Distinguished Faculty at Tabor College. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from University of Kansas, a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Houghton College. She has also studied in Germany and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England. Her primary instructors have included Jack Winerock, Richard Angeletti, C. Nolan Huizenga, Robert Spillman and Doloras Gadevsky. Dr. Litke holds professional memberships with the Music Teachers National Association and Kansas Music Teachers Association. She continues to perform as soloist and as accompanist for various recitals and has often served as an adjudicator and clinician. Her major responsibilities at Tabor College include teaching applied piano, piano pedagogy, piano proficiency, class piano, theory and ear training and sight singing. Additionally, she has founded and directs the Tabor College Music Preparatory School for Marion County and its surrounding areas.

Dr. Litke is married to Glenn who has a masters degree in vocal performance. He taught college voice for 20 years before returning to manage the family farm in rural Marion County.


  • Private Piano
  • Piano Seminar
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Proficiency
  • Class Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Sight Singing/Ear Training
  • Director of the Tabor College Music Preparatory School


  • 2007-2008 – Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Faith, Scholarship and Music: Do They Mix? – August 2005
  • AQIP Faculty Training Session on Student Recruitment – August 2004
  • D.M.A. Lecture-Recital: “Eighteenth-Century Spanish Keyboard Sonatas: A Survey of Selected Single Movement Sonatas by Spanish Composers”
  • Master’s Thesis: “Historical Approaches to Piano Pedagogy at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”


  • B.Mus. – Houghton College, Houghton, NY
  • Further studies – Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England
  • Further studies – Goethe Institute, Rothenburg, o.d.T., W. Germany
  • M.Mus. – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • D.M.A. – University of Kansas, Lawrence