The Duderstadt Center presented a 2020 Media & Studio Arts Symposium, titled “Inventing Oneself through Art & Technology,” which included an evening panel featuring women discussing their work in media and technology, a largely male-dominated field. The event was open to all faculty, students, staff and the public, and was moderated by Deb Mexicotte, managing director of ArtsEngine at the Duderstadt Center.

Presenters included:

  • Piper Payne (U-M alum), Audio Mastering Engineer
  • Brandie Lane, United States Army Sergeant First Class and non-commissioned officer-in-charge of the Audio Section with the West Point Band, U.S. Military Academy
  • Connie Huang (U-M alum), Professional Camera Assistant for such films as The Goldfinch, The Greatest Showman, Bridge of Spies, The Post, and West Side Story
  • Dr. Leah N. Claiborne, D.M.A, (U-M alum), Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Instructor of History of African American Music at the University of District of Columbia