Stefan Parkman holds the Eric Ericson professorship in choral conducting at the Uppsala University. Since 2010 he is Director Cantorum at the University. Since 2014/15 he is Chief Conductor of the WDR Rundfunkchor Cologne. He holds the positions of Chief Conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir (2002 - 2005) and of the Danish National Radio Choir (1989 - 2002).
He conducts a great number of professional choirs in Europe and USA such as NDR Choir Hamburg, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Netherlands Radio Choir, Choeur de Radio France, Hungarian Radio Choir, Trinity Choir New York among others.
As a guest conductor Parkman appears with orchestras including the WDR Symphony, WDR Funkorchester, Dresdner Barockorchester, Kölner Kammerorchester, Odense Symphony, Aarhus Symphony, South Denmark Philharmonic to name a few.
His discography includes numerous more than 30 recordings for Chandos, Dacapo Records and Coviello Classics, including two CDs with the Rundfunkchor Berlin featuring Rodion Shchedrin's The Sealed Angel and the Echo Klassik award-winning recording of Ernst Pepping's Matthew Passion.
Stefan Parkman also frequently teaches at masterclasses, seminars and workshops in Sweden and abroad. In addition, Parkman held the positions of conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Choir Stockholm and the Uppsala Cathedral Boy's Choir. Since 1983 he is conductor of the Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala. In 1998, he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.