Our Director


Kali August


Kali Caramia has been a member of Sweet Adelines International for over 21 years.  She is a graduate of the Perth Modern Music School, a student of a number of instruments over the years, (piano, clarinet, double bass and now cello). While Kali sang madrigals at Perth Modern, she didn’t begin her journey of barbershop singing until joining (and soon directing) the Albany City Chorus in the beautiful south West of WA in 1996. She fell in love with the sound and went on to complete her Directors’ Certification in 2001, has won three regional quartet championships (and two silvers) with BlackJaQ quartet, sang bass in Perth Harmony Chorus from 2002 – 2013 earning 5 regional gold medals and one silver and has represented Australia internationally at a chorus and/or quartet level on five occasions. Kali has served as the Region 34 Team Coordinator (2012 – 14), the SAI Editorial Review Board, the Region 34 Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee, the RMT Nominating Committee and is currently serving as the Region’s Directors’ Coordinator and as a member of the Regional Education Faculty.

Kali continues to gain knowledge by attending as many educational events as she can at both men’s and women’s regional and international events and by learning more as a front line Director with visiting coaches that come to work with the fabulous Indian Blue. She has also become one of the first Directors in Australia to be awarded the new Harmony 500 pin as part of the Sweet Adelines International Directors Certification Program, by Indian Blue achieving over 500 points at their latest competition when they also won their first medal, placing 3rd mid-size chorus at the Australian Sweet Adelines convention at the Perth Convention Centre in May 2017 with 48 singers on stage.

Kali is thrilled to continue working with this wonderful group of women, and welcoming new members to the ‘fold’ as the adventure of Indian Blue Chorus continues.




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