Carmel Whelan studied music in DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama graduating with a Bachelor of Music in composition with first class honours in 2011.

She has since gone on to study choral music education with the Choral Music Institute under renowned choral conductors, Dr. Doreen Rao and Mandy Miller and has undergone specialised early years music education training with Dr. Lorraine O’ Connell and Lucinda Geoghegan, education director with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

In 2016, Carmel undertook a choral internship with Greg Beardsell, artistic director of the Irish Youth Choir, in association with Music Generation Offaly Westmeath.