Faculty Profile for Dr. Holly Wissler

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Dr. Holly Wissler
Lecturer — School of Music
Lampasas 307
phone: (512) 245-7820

Biography Section

Biography and Education

2009: Ph.D. in Musicology with emphasis in Ethnomusicology, Florida State University
Dissertation: From Grief and Joy We Sing: Social and Cosmic Regenerative Processes in the Songs of Q’eros, Peru. Funding: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant

1999: M.A. Master of Arts in Music History, University of IdahoThesis: An Outsider Inside: Ritual, Music, and Dance in the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival of the Peruvian Andes.
1998: M.M. Master of Music in Classical Flute Performance, University of Idaho

Teaching Interests

Music History, World Musics, Fine Arts, Ethnomusicology

Research Interests

Indigenous Andes and Amazon culture, Inca Empire and Peru History, Applied Ethnomusicology, Indigenous Theory, Spanish, Quechua, Western Classical Music History, Deaf culture

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Wissler, H. (2018). “’Where Dead People Walk’: Repatriation of Fifty Years of Audio-Visual Archives to Q’eros, Peru.”. In The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190659806.013.6
  • Wissler, H. (2015). Andes to Amazon on the River Q’eros: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects of the Q’eros and Wachiperi Peoples.”. In The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199351701.013.15
  • Wissler, H. (2015). “La Comunidad Wachiperi en el Festival de Tradiciones Populares del Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., 2015. Willka Nina, (3).
  • Wissler, H. (2015). “Music” and “Dance.” In Encyclopedia of the Incas (pp. 110-112 (Dance), 200-203 (Music)). Lanham, MD, U.S.: Altamira Press.
  • Cantos Wachiperi. Self-published. 2012.
    • Archives. 1964 - 2012

Selected Service Activities

Texas State University Gamelan Ensemble, "Lipi Awan"
Catalyst Committee
October 18, 2022-October 18, 2022
October 16, 2022-October 16, 2022
Fulbright Scholarship
September 2021-November 2021