About the Directors
Tanner Wilemon joined the McKinney High School choir program in the fall of 2019. Prior to becoming an MHS lion he most recently served as the head choir director of North Oaks Middle School in Birdville ISD. Before his two years at NOMS Mr. Wilemon earned his Master of Music degree in choral conducting at Texas Christian University under the instruction of Dr. Christopher Aspaas. He was awarded a Bachelors of Music Education from TCU in 2009.
Mr. Wilemon has also served as head choir director at Red Oak Junior High and associate choir director at Timber Creek High School. In his first few years of teaching, his choirs have earned multiple “sweepstakes” trophies and Superior ratings at UIL contests, including the first varsity men's sweepstakes honors for Timber Creek (TCHS). While at TCHS, Tanner taught AP music theory and was music director for three full-scale musicals. Additionally, Mr. Wilemon co-founded the Keller ISD 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir with Alex Carr. Mr. Wilemon was awarded the 2015 Young Director of Distinction award from the Texas Choral Director's Association.
Mr. Wilemon and his wife, Lauren, currently reside in Fort Worth with their two fur-babies Penny Lane and Rigby.
Gabby Krueger began her teaching career at McKinney High School in 2019. Before becoming part of the MHS family Ms. Krueger student taught at McKinney Boyd High School and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor's in Choral Music Education. She is an Allen High School alumnus and was heavily involved with their choir program.
At Baylor Ms. Krueger participated in multiple ensembles such as the Baylor A Cappella Choir and Bella Voce -- the women's chamber chorus. While earning her degree at Baylor Ms. Krueger joined the Texas Music Educator's Association and the Texas Choral Director's Association and continues to be an active member. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dachshund Larry.