Learn how INTEMPO Founder and Executive Director Angelica Durrell has used cultural entrepreneurship to create an organization dedicated to connecting people and cultures through music. Angie often tells her audience that “music is your passport to success, and allows you to open doors and create new opportunities for yourself.”
Angie speaks to a variety of audiences, including K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students.
- The importance of education
- Being proud of your cultural identity
- Social and cultural entrepreneurship
- Launching a non-profit organization from the ground up
- Audience development and community engagement
Angie started the nonprofit organization INTEMPO at age 21. She started playing music at age 5 in Ecuador. When her family moved to the US when she was 8 years old, Angie used her love of music to connect with the community. Angie became an accomplished violinist and gained a full scholarship to the University of Connecticut as a result of her hard work and commitment.
Angie is committed to building a cultural movement and connecting people. She has shared her story with audiences at Princeton University, the University of Michigan, Harvard Business School Community Partners, and Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) as well as Stamford Public School’s Youth Ambassadors program, Trailblazers Academy Celebrity Readers, and others.