Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios is professor emerita from American University, having chaired the vocal and music departments. Vrenios’ solo recitals throughout the US, South America, Scandinavia, Japan and Europe have been acclaimed. Recently featured in Tupelo Press’s 30/30 challenge, she has been published in such journals as Clementine, Cumberland River Review, The Feminine Collective, The Kentucky Review, Unsplendid, Edison Literary Review and featured in such anthologies by The Poeming Pigeon, and Stories of Music. Her chapbook Special Delivery, prize winner with Yellow Chair Press, was published in 2016. As the artistic director of the Redwoods Opera in Mendocino, California she has influenced and trained vocal students across the country.