Gjermund Bjørklund was appointed conductor of AKF in the spring of 2004. He is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music, with teachers Stefan Sköld and Grete Pedersen in choral conducting and Simon Streatfield and Per Sigmund Thorp in orchestral conducting. He has over twenty years wide-ranging experience of choral conducting.
Gjermund has been the cantor of Skedsmo Church since 1985 and is often engaged as an accompanist and organ soloist. He has also taught at the Norwegian Academy of Music and Lillestrøm High School.
In addition to Akademisk Korforening he conducts Skedsmo Chamber Choir.