Rey Sanchez; Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation - Frost School of Music


Access 2019, Industry 2019


Rey Sanchez

Rey Sanchez is an educator, producer, songwriter and guitarist. Born in Cuba and raised in the Midwest, he holds degrees in Music Theory-Composition and Studio Writing & Production. Rey is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation and a Professor of Music Media and Industry at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he also founded and directs the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, the Frost School’s acclaimed songwriting program. He led the effort to admit electronic music performers as full music majors at Frost under of the CAM Program, the first for any major music school in the U.S. Rey has worked with many international companies such as EMI Music Publishing, Sony Music, Universal Music and Columbia Pictures Publications, and was the long-time Musical Director for Latin superstar Chayanne.


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

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

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

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