The Shoreline Chorale was founded in 1980 under the auspices of the Shoreline Alliance for the Arts located in Guilford.
The Chorale meets every Wednesday at the music room, in the Polson Middle School in Madison The Fall season begins around Labor day and culminates with our concert in November. The Spring season starts with rehearsals in January and a performance in May. Our underlying theme, and our only requirements for membership, is that one must have a sincere love of singing and be willing to commit to regular attendance at rehearsals.

Musical Director Melanie Cometa Melanie Cometa Ms. Cometa is the Director of Choral Activities at Ledyard High School, where she conducts over 200 students in nine choirs. Previously, Mrs. Cometa taught for seven years at Grasso Technical High School, where she grew the music program to include over half of the student body. In 2011, she earned the Richard Guarino Award for excellence and innovation in teaching. She was named the 2015-16 Grasso Technical High School Teacher of the year and the 2016 Connecticut Technical High School System Teacher of the Year. Most recently, Mrs. Cometa was named the 2016 Outstanding Young Choral Director in Connecticut. She is also a quarter-finalist for the 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. She serves on the board of directors for CT-ACDA, and is a regular presenter and clinician for conferences and festivals in Connecticut. Mrs. Cometa holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Ithaca College, where she studied with Dr. David Parks, Larry Doebler, and Dr. Janet Galván. Recently, she has performed as the mezzo-soprano soloist for Mendelssohn's Magnificat, Bach's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, and Handel's Messiah, all with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Mrs. Cometa is also the conductor of The Shoreline Chorale, a community choir in Madison, CT and a member of Voce, a professional chamber choir in Hartford, CT.
Joyce Baxter Ms. Baxter is the Music Director at the Congregational Church in Clinton, and has accompanied numerous choral groups and musical productions in the Shoreline area. Accompanist

The Shoreline Chorale
P.O. Box 57, Madison, CT 06443

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