Dr. David L. Mennicke is Professor of Music and Chair of the Concordia University, St. Paul Music Department, where he has been Director of Choral Studies since 1989. He is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, having served in over 200 festivals, including the Minnesota All-State Children’s and Men’s Choirs and the National Lutheran Choir. Under his direction, the Concordia University Christus Chorus has performed for the national College Music Society, regional MENC and state ACDA conferences. They have been invited to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra 7 times, and toured throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His degrees are from St. Olaf College and the University of Arizona.
His teaching expertise covers choral conducting, voice training, music education, church music, musical theatre, and music arranging. His choral anthems, services, music education materials, and articles are published by CPH, Morningstar, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Lutheran Forum, Lutheran Quarterly, and the AGEHR. Mennicke is a life-long church musician, currently directing the Senior, Men’s, and Youth Choirs at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Minneapolis. ACDA of Minnesota has given him these honors: "Outstanding Young Conductor," "Creative Programming Award," and "World Symposium on Choral Music Scholarship."