Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Harold Fletcher

Dr. Harold Fletcher serves as Professor Emeritus of Music at Oklahoma Christian University. Dr. Fletcher began his higher educational career in Oklahoma in 1950. He was the first teacher hired to teach at Bartlesville’s Central Christian College. Fletcher established the music program and migrated with the institution as they moved operations in 1958 to Oklahoma City and became Oklahoma Christian College and later Oklahoma Christian University. Fletcher has devoted much of his professional and personal life to the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. In 1978, he was bestowed with the highest of honors as Oklahoma Christian’s Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching. Twenty-one years later in 1999, Fletcher was again recognized with his Induction into Oklahoma Christian’s Master Teacher Hall of Fame. In addition to these honors, Fletcher wrote and directed many of the University’s musicals, directed the University Chorale and composed the University’s alma mater. In 2004, the Harold and Mary Helon Fletcher Center for Music was dedicated on Oklahoma Christian’s campus. The endowment in his name, supported by family, friends and admirers, supports the University and its Department of Music. Fletcher’s most recent accomplishment can be heard as an official Centennial project named The Oklahoma Set with “The Oklahoma Run” chosen as the keynote song of the project. For five decades, his teaching, dedication and life have inspired students of Oklahoma Christian as an outstanding educator, mentor and friend.