Mike is the founder of UNU Arts Consulting and enjoys working to help arts organizations establish and build audiences with long lasting engagement. Mike currently serves as Communications and Audience Engagement Manager at Walnut Street Theatre. As America’s Oldest Theatre and one of the most subscribed theatre’s in the world, Mike works with community leaders and partners to cross promote initiatives that help raise awareness of the organization’s offerings. Along with the team, Mike explores ways to help organizations understand industry knowledge and establish larger long-term partnerships that deepen community relationships.
Since 2018, Mike has managed Mark and Maggie O’Connor, the Grammy winning bluegrass/classical violinists. During the pandemic, the team pivoted to producing “Mondays with Mark and Maggie,” and post pandemic have worked to get audiences back to the concert hall.
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.
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.