Mike Hogue – CEO
- Mike Hogue oversees UNU’s Consulting and Artist Management Programs in the United States. Mike Hogue served as Director of Marketing at The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia from 2015 to 2018. During his tenure, Mike oversaw major initiatives to digital efforts and outside organizational partnerships. Mike helped free up marketing budgets to expand digital presence, expanded young friend board initiatives, and worked closely with development staff to find new resources for organizational growth.
- Mike previously served as Executive Director of Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica and oversaw all operations and day-to-day including major contract negotiations and marketing initiatives. During this time, Mike helped produce Sound the Bell the official recording of music for the 2015 United States Papal Tour to Philadelphia.
- In 2016, Mike co-founded UNU Artists, LLC and began software development on The Arts Marketplace™ designed to provide artists and management companies a virtual breakroom for career management and financial forecasting. From this, Mike began consulting with organizations throughout the Northeast United States helping to bridge budget gaps, find efficient tools for organizational management, and a variety of strategic and marketing plans. In 2018, UNU began producing While Lincoln Lay Dying. In collaboration with Philadelphia Institutions, While Lincoln Lay Dying is a new work based on the Handwritten Eye Witness Accounts of the Abraham Lincoln Assassination. Today, UNU provides a variety of organizational tools to organizations all over the Northeast, as well as manage grammy winning artists Mark and Maggie O’Connor. In 2018, Mike helped plan An Appalachian Christmas tour for the grammy winning Mark O’Connor Band.
Mark Shoemaker – Director of Artist Management
Before Co-founding UNU Artists in 2016, Mark began his career as a Music Educator in Northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During that time he volunteered with nonprofits like The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, and pursued philanthropic opportunities for his students; including the development of an instrument donation program, and educational grant writing.
Currently, Mark serves as Director of Artist Management, maintains the company wide CRM system, and helps manage artists Mark and Maggie O’Connor’s residencies and tour routing. In 2018/19, Mark helped aid in planning and implementing An Appalachian Christmas Tour for the Grammy Award Winning Mark O’Connor Band.
Now living in the Lehigh Valley, Mark founded and runs his music education business Musician’s Edge, a community based education program for pre-k through high school and amateur professionals. Through Musician’s Edge, Mark cultivates initiatives to funnel musicians from lessons to performance opportunities throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Roger Wight – Specialist in Artistic and Strategic Planning
- Currently, Roger is Vice-President and General Manager of the Jacksonville Symphony in Jacksonville, Florida. Before joining the Jacksonville Symphony, he was an Artistic Administrator and then Director of Artistic Planning for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Prior to that, he was a Supervising Producer of NPR’s Performance Today. As a volunteer, Wight serves as a board member of The National Arts Club in New York.
Josh Hartman – Specialist in Marketing and Communications
Josh is currently the Director of Marketing for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia where he has built a new responsive website for the organization and implemented an intelligent but aggressive digital marketing campaign which has doubled single ticket revenue.
With his classical training as a composer and industry experience working hands on with web development, the Adobe Creative Suite, and digital advertising tools, Josh understands how arts organizations can utilize their messaging and brand to project confidence and artistic excellence to a variety of demographics.