Through her work The Creation, for percussion ensemble, which won the 2004 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest, Cayenna has received international recognition as a composer. The Creation, in addition to her other works for percussion has been performed by numerous percussion ensembles throughout the United States and in Central and South America, including the Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Eastman Conservatory.
Her most recent compositions, Catch... for cello and marimba, Rumble-Stiltskins for marimba duet, and Thanking the Waters for marimba, flute and Taiko drum ensemble, received their premieres at Cornell University and the University of Connecticut this past spring. She is currently working on commissions from the University of Tennessee-Martin percussion department for the opening of UTM's new music building in 2012, and for the Caixa Trio. Her compositions have been recorded by the University of South Florida percussion ensemble and Brazilian marimbist, Gilmar Goulart and are available through Steve Weiss Music along with her scores published by Connecticut Hill Music Publishers.