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.


Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.

Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.

Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!

Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records