1. To educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements
2. To provide the motion picture & television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording.
3. To advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and information.
4. To advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing.
5. To institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members.
6. To aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording.
7. To achieve for our members deserved recognition as major contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.