Assistant Professor Nur Lina Binti Anuar

Head of Programme, Foundation

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching
MA (Performing Arts) 
Graduate Diploma (Piano Performance)
BMus (Hons) Contemporary (Piano Performance)
ATCL (Piano Performance)

Areas of Interest
Popular Music Studies
Music Appreciation
Music and culture

Nur Lina graduated with a Master of Arts (Performing Arts) from University Malaya, Malaysia. Prior to that, she earned a Graduate Diploma in Music Studies from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Music from UCSI University, Malaysia. She also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching programme at UCSI University.   
Lina helms several managerial responsibilities within the Institute of Music at UCSI University. She has been Head of Programme for the Foundation in Music programme since 2015. She also holds auditor portfolios as an internal auditor and is appointed as Head of Faculty Internal Quality Assurance representing the institute at the university level. Lina is also the liaison person between the institute and other departments in the university such as the Student Enrolment Centre and University Trust for various administrative matters. 
In research, Lina progressively expands her knowledge and interests in a wide range of the fields of popular music, socio-psychology and culture. Her interest in popular music studies started when she attended her first music conference presenting about BTS’ music. Her heart has a special place for K-pop music, and she plans to continue to look at popular music studies in the areas of youth and well-being for her doctoral studies. 


Research / Conference Publications, Presentations, Performances / Recordings
Networks / Industry Linkages / Memberships

• Lifetime Member of the Malaysian Association for Music Education 
• Member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Southeast Asia (IASPM-SEA) 2021-2022.
• Reviewer for the Rhizomatic Revolution Review (R3) Journal, 2020-2022.
• Member and Writer at HWAITING!: K-pop Music Research Accelerator Program