David Mantini is a graduate of Luther College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Trumpet Performance and Anthropology. He attended the University of North Texas and received a Master’s of Music Education with concentrations in Jazz Studies and Music History. While in Texas, Mantini was a clinician in various schools, and performed as a guest artist with the Dallas Brass. He also toured with the Dove Award-winning Christian band, Truth. After returning to Minnesota, he earned his Orff Certification and taught kindergarten through high school levels in both general music and band.
Mantini is a current member of the music faculty at North Hennepin Community College where he directs the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and teaches music classes and private instrumental lessons.
Mantini serves on the Two Year College Music and Arts Festival Board and is the Festival’s instrumental coordinator. He is the incoming president of the Champlin Park High School Band Association, and is a past board member of the Twin Cities Youth Chorale. He has performed with many local bands and orchestras including the Wolverines and the Kenwood Symphony. Currently, Mantini performs with the Elk River German Band and directs the Brooklyn United Methodist Big Band. In addition, he freelances across the metro area. He lives in Brooklyn Park with his wife and two sons.