Wanetta Hill, a native Texan, is currently in her 30thth year of teaching music. She is a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, and also received her Masters degree in Education from Wayland Baptist University. She taught for 14 years in elementary music education, and during that time, she was active in TMEA as a presenter and as TCDA Elementary Vice President. In 2001, Wanetta moved into high school choral music, and taught for seven years in Pampa as an assistant choral director. In 2008 she moved to Boerne, Texas, and became the head choral director at Samuel V. Champion High School. The first year, Wanetta had 28 choir students, and grew to its current numbers; 120 students singing in 3 different choirs. Wanetta also teaches the choir at Boerne Middle School South, and she held the distinctive position of Region 11 Vocal Chair in Texas.
Wanetta constantly thinks “in rhyme,” and has always jotted down poems. It has been a dream come true to write lyrics for Earlene Rentz and to see these words become beautiful music to be shared all over the world.
In her spare time, Wanetta travels. For 14 years she has taken student groups abroad, and feels opening student’s eyes to the world around them is valuable experience in our Global Society.
Wanetta and her husband Richard, have three children and live in San Antonio. Living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country has led to many adventures with their dog, Laszlo, a.k.a. Boots, from A Dog Named ‘Boots.’ Wanetta writes about true experiences. Kibo was written following the Japanese tsunami and earthquake – a family member is also a resident of Japan.
In 2014, Wanetta was voted “Teacher of the Year” for the Boerne Independent School District. Her professional affiliations are with the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), and Texas Music Adjudicators Association (TMAA).
Wanetta Hill’s lyrics are featured in :
A Dog Named Boots
A Suite of Three Seasons: 1. Winter, 2. Fall, 3. Spring
Chantez! It’s Christmas Time!
Girls! Sing This Song!
Over the Moon in Love
Prayer for Today
Reflections of a Star
Swingin’ and Jinglin’
The Shepherd’s Noel