Doug Beach has built a career that includes performing (trumpet), teaching, adjudicating, publishing and composing. Inspired by his interest in playing, writing and teaching, in 1975 he established the publishing company which bears his name. Three years later, Doug joined the faculty of Elmhurst College in Illinois as jazz band director.
In the years since, his college band has toured Europe often (twice at the invitation of the U.S. State Department) and has appeared with jazz greats Clark Terry, Diane Schuur, Louie Bellson, Bobby Shew and others. In great demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. and Canada, Doug has also been artist-in-residence on two different occasions for the Illinois Arts Council.