According to the Internet source given below, Wolfgang Hufschmidt is a German church musician and composer born in Mülheim/Ruhr. He studied church music and composition with Siegfried Reda
at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen. Between 1958 and 1968 he was served as church musician in several parishes in Essen also during which time he composed many works. He became professor of music theory at Folkwang-Hochschule in 1968 and later went on to be professor of composition and rector in 1971 and 1988 respectively.