Author Robert Kopf

Robert Kopf '17

Robert Kopf '17 is a theatre major from New York City, and is a J. Estes Millner and Harper Scholar of Music at Davidson. With his 2016 Davidson Research Initiative grant, Kopf studied and performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe in German. Last summer, he received a Dean Rusk travel grant to study the works of Samuel Beckett in Ireland.

Davidson Research Initiative Tyler-Tallman Hall stage with grand piano

“Are you okay?” is often what I’m asked when someone I don’t know well passes me and notices that I’m mumbling to myself in German. To most of my friends, my mumbling doesn’t really come as a surprise anymore. It’s something that I’ve been doing since spring semester when I…