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2022 Musical Improv Retreats - Part 1 & 2: Video

Tilt Think

Musical Improv Camp


November 4 - 6, 2022

A weekend focused on the art of long-form musical improv with Amber Linde and Sam Super,

on the shores of Glen Lake in Northern Michigan.


Making stories, friends, and music at Camp Haven

Friday November 4th, 5:30pm to Sunday November 6th 3:30pm

Camp Haven in Empire, MI

$360 (early bird up to October 13th)


$400 (after October 14th)

(Optional 2 night accommodation at Camp Haven for $100 ($50/night)

Three days of long-form musical improv instruction with:

Amber Linde


Sam Super

What's the same as last time?:

  • Location

  • Amber Linde and Aaron Balestrero

  • Dynamic, challenging, and kick-ass instruction

What's different from last time?:

  • 3 more hours of instruction

  • Instead of a student showcase downtown, we'll pack in more instruction on Sunday afternoon. The last hour on Sunday afternoon will be a culmination of our work and a select few of our friends/family can join us at our workshop space to see of what we've been up to.

  • Sam Super will lead Saturday's instruction. He will focus on scenic work foundations to strengthen our scene-to-song chops.


This advanced improv course will take the foundation of music improv and apply it to unique improv forms that focus on elements of storytelling, grounded scene work and group mind. After this workshop the student should feel more comfortable with scene work, editing and give-and-take during a piece as well as communicating their unique point of view. 


Friday 11/4 at 5:30pm - Welcome!

Dinner, settling-in, getting-to-know-ya,  and Musical Improv review, and explanation of forms.

Saturday 11/5 -  Instruction with Sam Super

-3-hour session in the morning

Musical Armando


-3-hour session in the afternoon

Living Room work

-Delicious dinner and fun in the evening 

Sunday 11/6 - Instruction and invitation for family to come out to Camp Haven

-3-hour sessions in the morning

Split into Groups A & B to workshop the two forms


-2-hour session in the afternoon

-1-hour format to share with friends and family who come out to Camp Haven


-Discussion of professional opportunities

-How to use musical improv in auditions


Who, what, and where

Who can join?

Those that attended Part 1 of the Musical Improv Retreat in April 2022. Also, those that feel confident holding their own in a 2 person improv scene and are also confident in their musical chops. 

Who's coming? 

We have tapped our improv network in Michigan and Illinois to come together for a weekend of play. 

The budding improv scene in northern lower Michigan has experienced improvisers imported from major markets and also have improvisers who have  'come up' through the mitten ranks.

How to sign up?

Just hit the "PayPal" button if you are ready for payment (we also accept Venmo). Or, if you have questions, you can email here.

Where in the world?

The retreat takes place at Camp Haven on the shores of Glen Lake, just a stones throw away from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. See here for details.

Address: 7627 S Dune Hwy, Empire 49630

Making a vacation of it?

Camp Haven is less than one mile from the foot of the famous Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and at the backdoor of the Sleeping Bear National Park entrance where beautiful bluffs, vistas, and trails await you. World class wineries, breweries, and culinary delights abound in the region. If you haven't been to the region before, consider squeezing in at least one extra day to really enjoy the bountiful serenity of the area!​

2022 Musical Improv Retreats - Part 1 & 2: Services
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Cost, Covid, and Cancellation

What's the cost and what does it include?

$360 for early bird (before Oct 14th)

$400 for Regular pricing (Oct 15th and after)

This includes:

-15 hours instruction with Amber Linde and Sam Super

-Comfortable retreat facility at Camp Haven on pristine Glen Lake

-6 delicious meals for the weekend

-Covid testing and protocols

Staying the night? (optional)

Most of us is just $100 additional for the two nights of Friday and Saturday ($50/night). 

That means if you do the workshop retreat PLUS stay overnight your total fee will be:

$485 - Early Bird (before Oct 14th)

$530 - Regular pricing (Oct 15th and after)

What about this damn Covid thing?

Yes, it sucks to have to plan around this! All participants must be vaxed and boosted. We will have rapid Covid tests available to everyone upon arrival. It's suggested you test yourself before coming, especially if coming a long distance. We are waiting to see the status of Covid before we determine mask requirements.

What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy:
-100% refund if cancel 3 weeks prior (on or before October 14th)
-50% refund if cancel 3 - 1 week prior (October 15 - October 27)
-No refund if cancel 1 week prior to retreat (on or after October 28)
If student cancels due to testing positive for Covid at the start of the workshop (or 5 days prior and/or Covid symptomatic) then 50% refund.

What if Tilt Think cancels?

We need 10 participants to run the retreat. In the case that we do not have enough sign-ups, or that the instructor tests positive for Covid-19 within the quarantine period (5 days prior to the course), then all payments will be refunded.

2022 Musical Improv Retreats - Part 1 & 2: FAQ
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