Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducting Fellow and Coordinator of the orchestra's Side-by-Side programme since 2021.
Music for Social Justice and the Environment
COMMISSIONER & PROJECT DIRECTOR
Since 2004 commissioning works and building integrated community project that address social justice and environmental issues.
GrassRoots Festival Chamber Orchestra
Delivering quality classical music to GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance audiences since 2004.
The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan: Looking Forward
CO-CURATOR & CONDUCTOR
Ensuring that the orchestral music of Afghanistan continues to flourish while it is silenced in the country through commissions and performances.
Performing the Music of Historic Female Conductors
EDITOR - INTERPRETER - ADVOCATE
Bringing to concert performance informed interpretations of neglected masterworks of the past.
UK, US & EUROPE
Working with professional, student and amateur orchestras in the US and Europe including the Bournemouth Symphony Resound Orchestra, Oxford Sinfonia, Orchestra of St John's, Bournemouth Sinfonia and Sinfonietta Bardou.
St Catherine's College, University of Oxford
DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE
Directing performance studies and practical music making in one of Oxford's largest colleges.
Oxford Conducting Institute
CONDUCTING ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
OCI delivers masterclasses and supports the development of Conducting Studies as a research area through conferences and publications.
Compositions for Percussion
Since her percussion ensemble sextet The Creation won the 2004 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest, Cayenna has received international recognition as a composer of percussion music. The Creation, in addition to her other works for percussion have been performed by numerous percussionists and percussion ensembles internationally including the Utari Duo, Caixa Trio, Pedro Carniero, Gilmar Goulart and percussion ensembles at Ithaca College, the Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Juilliard, University of Kentucky and the Eastman Conservatory.
Her most recent composition, Contagion (2017) was commissioned and premiered by the Caixa Trio, University of Tennessee Martin, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Texas in El Paso, and is scored for three solo percussionists and backing percussion quartet. The work explores the 'contagion' of ideas -- ideas that spread fear and division and those that emanate compassion and solidarity. It celebrates the cross-pollination of global music influences within percussion in the US through its instrumentation and the role of those instruments within the musical dialogue.
Cayenna's music is available by contacting her directly at cayenna [at] cayennaponchione.com.
CONTAGION (2017) [14']
Solo percussion trio w/percussion quartet (instrumentation)
Commissioned by the Caixa Trio,University of Tennessee Martin, Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Texas in El Paso
Performed by the Caixa Trio and the University of Texas El Paso Percussion Ensemble
CONSECRATION (2013) [10']
Saxophone quartet and 20 percussionists (instrumentation)
Commissioned by the University of Tennessee Martin for the opening of their new music building
Performed by the University of Tennessee Martin Percussion Ensemble
Performed by Ithaca College Percussion Ensemble, the composer conducting
THE CREATION (2004) [15']
Percussion sextet (including two solo marimba parts) (instrumentation)
Winner of the 2004 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest.
Recorded by the McCormick Percussion Group and available on Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra [Capstone B000PHW1G4]
RUMBLE-STILTSKINS (2011) [8']
Two marimbas, two pairs of bongos
Recorded by the Utari Duo [ALM ALCD-9164]
SONIC ESSAY NO. 1 (2003) [4']
Bb Clarinet and marimba
Performance by Aubrey Shirts, clarinet and Amanda Morrill, marimba
INSIDE-OUT AND OUTSIDE-IN (2013) [5']
Solo marimba with damper pedal
Commissioned by Pedro Carniero and premiered at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2013 at Humbolt State University in Arcata California
SACRED FEAST (2006) [15']
Commissioned by Gilmar Goulart, Professor of Percussion University of Santa Maria, Brazil
Recorded by Gilmar Goulart on the album 'Moods of Marimba' 2006
OBERON (2004) [8']
Performed by Yuko Yoshikawa at THE Boston Conservatory in 2009
MARIMBAROSA (2001) [7']