Kali Caramia has been a member of Sweet Adelines International for 23 years. She is a graduate of the Perth Modern Music School and a student of a number of instruments over the years, (piano, clarinet, double bass and now cello). Kali ‘found’ barbershop in 1996 and went on to complete her Directors’ Certification in 2001; has won three regional quartet championships (and two silvers) with BlackJaQ quartet, sang bass and served as section leader 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– 4), the Sweet Adeline International (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. 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 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 continues to gain knowledge by attending as many educational events as she can at both men’s and women’s regional and international events.
The next step in Kali’s journey with barbershop is joining the amazing Lions Gate Chorus in Vancouver, Canada. In September of 2018 she lived in Vancouver and sang with Lions Gate under the direction of Master Director 700 - Sandy Marron and this year will live in Canada for 5 months and compete with them at the International convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The education and knowledge she will gain during this time will be a fabulous injection into Indian Blue’s knowledge base.