Smoky Valley Orchestras

Mr. Littich

Henry Littich is a 2001 Graduate of Kansas State University.


  1. -Bachelors of Music Education, KSU 2001

  2. -Suzuki Violin Books 1-4


  1. -Smoky Valley Schools, Lindsborg, KS 2009-

  2. -Salina Junior Youth Symphony Director, 2011-

  3. -John B. Hood JHS

  Odessa, TX, 2004-2009

  1. -Milam Elementary School Odessa, TX, 2002-2004

  2. -Geary County Schools Junction City, KS, 1995-2001


  1. -Dr. Cora Cooper, KSU

  2. -Dr. David Littrell, KSU

  3. -Dorothy Risebig

   Topeka, KS


  1. -married, Kate,  July 1998

  2. -daughter, Emma,  May 2004


Mr. Littich is currently in his 16th  year as an orchestra and strings teacher and in his fourth year as Director of Orchestras for Smoky Valley USD#400.  His duties include teaching orchestra at Smoky Valley High School, Smoky Valley Middle School, and Soderstrom and Marquette Elementary Schools.  He holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Kansas State University where he studied violin with Dr. Cora Cooper.

During his time at Smoky Valley USD #400, the Smoky Valley High School String and Symphony Orchestras have consistently earned First Division Superior Ratings at the KSHSAA Large Ensemble Music Contest.  In addition to outstanding ensemble performances, his students earned individual accolades earning seats in both the State and District Honor Orchestras as well as high ratings at State and District Solo and Small Ensemble Music Contests.

Mr. Littich is also beginning his second year as the director for the Salina Junior Youth Symphony.  The Salina Junior Youth Symphony is a full orchestra made up of roughly 45 middle school and high school aged students from communities in central Kansas.  The ensemble performs two concerts per year and is the middle level orchestra of the three orchestras in the Salina Youth Symphony Program.

Under Mr. Littich’s direction, the varsity orchestra at Hood JHS in Odessa, TX earned first division superior ratings on the concert stage as well as in the sight-reading room at UIL Concert & Sight-reading contests for four consecutive years.  His students also competed and earned chairs in the All-City orchestra and performed solos for solo contest.  Several ninth graders earned chairs in the All-Region Orchestra.

At Milam Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School in Odessa, TX, Mr. Littich was one of two teachers assigned to teach private violin lessons to K-6 elementary school students.  Teaching duties also included a group violin class students would attend once a week.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Littich performs as a member of the Salina Symphony in Salina, KS and has previously performed with the Midland-Odessa Symphony in Midland-Odessa, TX.  His other “non-music” endeavors include hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter and their dog “Twinkle Toes”.

Henry O. Littich