- BA, Luther College
- MM, University Of North Texas
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 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 theory and private instrumental lessons. He is also the Director of Honors and the advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa international honors society at NHCC. He has been recognized as an outstanding Club/Org Advisor and received the faculty Excellence in Education Award at NHCC for 2020-2021.
Currently, Mantini serves as the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s All State Jazz Chair, and has served on several other boards including the Twin Cities Youth Chorale. He has performed with many Twin Cities based groups from the Wolverines to the Kenwood Symphony. Mantini performs with the Elk River German Band and directs both the Brooklyn Big Band and the Brooklyn Community Band.