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.