Joe Abbati; BM, MFA - Frost School of Music


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Joe Abbati

Joe Abbati ​[ BM, MFA ] is an artist/educator/electronic musician based in Miami. He has been a faculty member in the Music Engineering Technology Program at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music for more than 20 years. A veteran of the computer game industry, Joe has created original scores and sound design for over 30 published titles. As an electronic music producer/performer, he has played all original live sets at festivals ranging from Universo Parelllo and Fora do Tempo in Brazil, to the more local, such as Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, The Grassroots Festival,
EarthDance, Loveburn etc. Starting in 2012, he co-founded a new principle instrument track in the Frost School of Music. As Director of the Contemporary Media Performance Studio, Joe teaches private lessons and ensemble groups focused on computer based composition. The studio aspires to create new frontiers in the dynamic performance of electronic music by talented, young musicians. Joe’s philosophy is that in the laptop, the convergence of tools for realtime audio synthesis along with creative multi-touch and gestural interfaces allows for new definition of the term "instrument"...the opportunities for the development of a new type of electronic music composer/performer deserve to be explored.

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Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.


Matt Colon

Partner/founder, Deckstar Artist Management

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

“Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

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