Alexandra Krawetz (2016) is a Ph.D. student in Music History. In 2016 she received a B.M. in Music History from Rice University, graduating summa cum laude and with distinction in research and creative works. Her undergraduate thesis traversed the topics of melancholy, song, and Early Modern English drama. Alexandra’s current research interests include Late Medieval to Early Modern vocal music, the intersection between music and the history of science and medicine, hermeneutics, and musical riddles. Another research interest, late 19th to early 20th century German opera, led to the publication of her work on Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, gerontology, and femininity in Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys playing cello, cooking, and calligraphy.