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. Also, in early 2018 she joined Lions Gate Chorus who are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Travelling to Vancouver in September 2018 for 6 weeks and then again from May to September in 2019, Kali competed with Lions Gate in New Orleans in September earning a second-place International medal. She continues to be a member of Lions Gate learning so much with them which she can share with Indian Blue.
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 Regional Management Team (RMT) Nominating Committee and has just completed a second term on the RMT as the Region’s Directors’ Coordinator. She has served as a member of the Regional Education Faculty (REF) since 2010 and was also 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. This happened when Indian Blue achieved over 500 points at competition, also winning 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, continuing as a member of Lions Gate, working with others in the Region in her capacity as education faculty and working with her beloved Indian Blue Chorus.