Barnee and Dolores Breeskin Scholarship

The Barnee and Dolores Breeskin Scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Barnee Breeskin by friends and family to provide scholarship support to students in the Performing Arts, preferably Musical Theatre.

Barnee Breeskin graduated from Central High School and attended Georgetown University. His first career was in music. From 1930 to 1956, he led the orchestra at the Blue Room at the Shoreham Hotel and in 1938 wrote and obtained the copyright for the music for “Hail to the Redskins”. He then founded Barnee Breeskin Inc., a public relations firm. Mr. Breeskin was a member of the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts and the father-in-law to Gail Humphries a member of the Department of Performing Arts faculty at AU. In memory of Dolores Breeskin, her name was added to the scholarship title in 2002.