Sheila Litke


  • B.Mus., Piano Performance, Houghton College, Houghton, NY
  • Further study at Guildhall Conservatory of Music & Drama, London, England
  • Further study at Goethe Institute, Rothenberg, o.d.T., W. Germany
  • M.Mus., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Professional Background

  • Music Department Chair, Professor of Piano and Associate Arts Director Tabor College 2020-present
  • Associate Arts Director and Professor of Music, Tabor College, 2000 – present
  • Adjunct Professor of Music, Ottawa University, 1999-2000
  • Teaching Assistant, Lawrence Piano Studio, 1998 – 2000
  • Continuing Education Instructor – Piano, University of Colorado, 1991-1992

Recognitions & Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty 2007-2008 (Tabor College)

Courses Taught

  • Private Piano
  • Piano Seminar
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Proficiency
  • Piano Literature
  • Music History


  • Richard Kyle Faculty Lecture- Butterfly Masks, presented with Shin-hee Chin, Tabor College
  • Orchestral performances with: Tabor College Orchestra, Ottawa University Orchestra, Hastings College Orchestra
  • Solo and Chamber performances in: Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma
  • Multiple presentations for Newton Music Teachers Association – piano pedagogy topics
  • ”Hymns: Their Stories and Arrangements” – given at several area churches
  • Group Lessons – What Really Works?
  • Preparing Students for Competition
  • Student Motivation
  • Intermediate Piano Pedagogy


  • Adjudication for multiple competitions and festivals (NMTA, KMTA, WAPTL, MAMTA, TAMTA, T-N-T, etc.)