Watching and listening to Paula Tartell of Great Neck North High School play the piano is enough to understand her love for music.

Paula has been a leader in many music organizations in her school.  She has been a member of Band, Jazz Choir, Select Singers, Tri-M Music Honor Society and has played leading roles in the school musicals Les Miserables (Eponine ) and Urinetown ( Little Sally). She is President of the Chorus and the Class of 2014.

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She has performed in All-County Chorus and Band. This year she was named an NYSSMA All-State Pianist. In the summer of 2013, she participated in the Manhattan in the Mountains Festival, a three week intensive program of chamber and solo performances.

Paula has received school departmental awards in Spanish and English. She also is an AP Scholar and has a National Merit Commendation Award.