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Healing Through Music

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Bright smiles filled the halls of the Westhampton Care Center recently as Hampton Bays High School musician Gabrielle Caine led her peers in a musical performance. 

The performance was delivered by Harmony Healing, an organization Caine founded. Knowing that music has the power to heal and bring joy, the high school senior decided to create the organization as a way to share live music with those who don’t often get to hear it.  

As part of her project, Caine, a singer and cellist, has enlisted musicians from the Hampton Bays, Southampton and Sachem school districts to volunteer their time to practice and perform regularly at senior citizen centers.

“I have a passion for music, and I want to give back,” she said. 

Caine aspires to expand her new organization, turn it into a nonprofit and bring the initiative to more communities — all while starting college in the fall to study music business and industry and continuing to advance her own musical abilities.

Caine’s passion for music started at a young age, and she has continued to grow as a musician. In 2018, she performed at the Sydney Opera House as one of 85 vocal finalists in an international competition. This year, she will take the stage at Carnegie Hall, performing with the Honors Performance Series choir. 

When not involved in music, Caine is focused on her schoolwork. She was recently recognized as a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, she is president of her school’s Interact Club, Rotary Youth Club and Tri-M Music Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.