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.