Andressa Gonçalves Vidigal is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of California, Davis. She is Brazilian and grew up in the city of Maringá, Paraná. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Universidade Estadual de Maringá and a master’s en route from University of California, Davis. Her current studies are funded by the Brazilian agency CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel); from whom she received the esteemed Doutorado Pleno (Full Doctoral) Scholarship. Andressa focuses her research on women and music, including Hildegard von Bingen and Carmen Miranda, and she is currently studying the works of Augusta Holmès, Mel Bonis, and Cécile Chaminade. Her latest publication is “The Phrygian Mode in Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum as Representation of the Feminine in God” in Sonus (2015). In her free time, Andressa enjoys reading and learning about politics, as well as engaging in discussions of social equality and women’s rights.