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Purposes of the Association
To act as an educational medium for the promotion of high standards of music criticism in the press of the Americas.
To hold meetings in which self-criticism and exchange of ideas will promote educational opportunities.
To increase general interest in the growing culture of the Americas.
The Music Critics Association of North America is a member of the National Music Council, which was formed in 1940 to provide a forum for the discussion of the country's national music affairs, to act as a clearing house for the joint operation and decisions of its members, and to work as a force to strengthen the importance of music in our society and culture. The Council has a membership of 50 national music organizations encompassing every form of professional and commercial music activity.